Effect of Cannabis on Children and the Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System

Talking about the effect of cannabis on children and the discovery of the endocannabinoid system as Vivian McPeak welcomes Dr. Ethan Russo, a board-certified neurologist and one of the country’s leading cannabis researchers.

He is one of the nation’s leading researchers in medicinal cannabis—but he still has to go through innumerable hoops with the FDA to legally get materials for his research.


He was a clinical neurologist in Missoula, Montana for 20 years in a practice focusing on a chronic pain. His early work revolved around clinical studies of cannabis and migraines—but he was refused material for a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse due to its schedule one classification, despite the study being approved by the Food and Drug Administration.