Dr. Tory Spindle, Using human laboratory studies to advance cannabis regulatory science

May 2023

Dr. Tory Spindle obtained his PhD in Experimental Health Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Broadly, Dr. Spindle utilizes human laboratory studies to characterize the behavioral pharmacology of cannabis and individual cannabis constituents. His research seeks to understand how factors such as route of administration (oral, vaped, smoked, topical), dose, product formulation/chemical composition profile, and user factors (e.g., puffing topography, sex, tolerance) impacts the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of cannabis. Another emphasis of his work is on characterizing cognitive, psychomotor, and driving impairment associated with cannabis, when used alone and in combination with alcohol. Overall, Dr. Spindle’s work is intended to inform policy decisions involving cannabis such as product standards and accessibility, dosing guidelines, and procedures for detecting cannabis impairment. Because the overarching goal of his research is to inform policies and regulatory actions for cannabis, his work can be best described as “cannabis regulatory science.”

Previous Webinars

Dmitry Kurouski, PhD

Raman spectroscopy-assisted diagnosis of cannabis physiological differences

July 17th, 11:00AM MST

Dmitry Kurouski earned his MS in Biochemistry from Belarusian State University, Belarus and PhD (Distinguished Dissertation) in Analytical Chemistry from SUNY Albany, NY, USA. After a Postdoc in the laboratory of Professor Richard P. Van Duyne at Northwestern University, Dr Kurouski joined BoehringerIngelheim Pharmaceuticals, […]

Read More »

Elise Weerts, Ph.D.

Interactions of Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol

July 11, 2024, 1:00 PM

Dr. Weerts is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and core faculty in the preclinical Division of Behavioral Biology (DBB) the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit (BPRU) for human clinical and laboratory research.  She has […]

Read More »

Felipe Sarmiento Salazar, PhD

Flowering modulation in Cannabis sp. by night
interruption

June 19, 2024 11:00AM MT

Dr. Felipe Sarmiento Salazar is a biologist graduated from the Universidad de los Andes, doctor in Biology from the University of Freiburg and professor at the Department of Biology of the National University of Colombia since 2016. Professor Sarmiento has extensive experience in […]

Read More »

Ken Olejar, PhD

Cannabinoid extraction and modification: Current and future trends

May 15th, 11:00 AM MST

Dr Ken Olejar is a Research Associate at Colorado State University – Pueblo and the founder of AgriBioactive Consulting. He obtained his MSc in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Florida and his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Auckland, New […]

Read More »

Ethan Russo, MD

Limonene, THC, Herbal Synergy and the Entourage Effect

June 13, 2024, 1:00PM MT

Ethan Russo, MD, is a board-certified child and adult neurologist(1987), psychopharmacologist, and Founder/CEO of CReDO Science. He is also Chief Medical Officer to Andira Pharmaceuticals, Senior Medical Advisor to Canurta, and Medical Director of Breeder’s Best. He was Director of R&D for the […]

Read More »