Hui-Chen Lu is Chair and Professor for the Gill Center for Biomolecular Science at Indiana University in Psychological and Brain Sciences.
In face of the increasing legalization of cannabis, Lu’s recent research focused on the effects of cannabis use on utero development in pregnant women.
In this interview Lu discusses her research using mice to study the impacts of cannabis on utero development and the appeal cannabis might have to pregnant individuals to remedy side effects of pregnancy.
She also speaks about how cannabis engages a receptor that happens to be abundant in a fetal brain and how that might affect the development of a child.
Lastly, Lu speaks on the benefits of cannabis legalization.