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Spice Laboratory

Abuse of synthetic marijuana sold as "Spice" or "K2" as an alternative to cannabis is increasing rapidly. Despite their widespread use, the risks of these products are unknown. We synthesize these drugs and design methods to safely administer them in order to conduct double-blind, placebo controlled studies in current, non-treatment seeking Spice and cannabis users. Using these methods, we will investigate the physiological risks and behavioral effects of the synthetic cannabinoids compared
to cannabis.

Lab: (646) 774-7778

left to right: Ziva Cooper, Ph.D.; Olivia Derella, BA; Fei Liu, Ph.D.
Director, Ziva Cooper, Ph.D.
zc2160@columbia.edu