Tuesday Apr 04, 2023

SRS PODCAST (#11): Cannabis dosing and administration for sleep: a systematic review (w/ Rob Velzeboer and Dr. Wayne Wei-Ku Lai)

Episode Summary: 

In this month's episode, Jesse Cook, MS (host) sits down with Rob Velzeboer and Dr. Wayne Lai, PhD to discuss their recently published paper in the journal SLEEP that overviews a systematic review performed to synthesize the existing literature surrounding the effects of various components, routes of administration, and dosing of cannabis on sleep. Here is a link to the article.



(00:00) - Introduction

(00:55) - Topic Orientation 

(06:28) - Introduction to Rob Velzeboer and Dr. Wayne Lai

(08:10) - Beginning of guest interview

(10:57) - Rob and Dr. Lai’s journies to Sleep research/medicine

(15:21) - Rob and Dr. Lai’s hobbies and interests 

(24:19) - Key Word association

(27:50) - 10,000-foot view of the investigation

(40:16) - Key findings of the paper 

(48:09) - Deeper dive into the bush

(53:25) - Challenges of investigating Cannabis for therapeutic purposes 

(1:01:55) - Effect of cannabis on sleep physiology

(1:23:30) - Thank you and acknowledgments

(1:24:15) - Outro 


Relevant Links and Social Media

1) Link to Paper: Cannabis dosing and administration for sleep: a systematic review.

2) Dr Wayne Lai’s LinkedIn

3) Rob Velzeboer’s LinkedIn

4) Link to Rob’s Ted Talk


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