Unit 4

Given the choice, patients will reach for cannabis over prescribed opioids

Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to new research by the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria.

UBC Okanagan's Senior Instructor of Psychology Derrick Wirtz.

Research and practice: Bridging the gap

UBC prof. re-conceptualizes undergraduate course to offer student-centered research experience Derrick Wirtz recalls the time when he was an undergraduate student, and how getting involved in research was a transformative experience that shaped his understanding. Now a senior instructor of psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, Wirtz is introducing his students to the same thrill of […]