American Society of Neurochemistry to Host a Public Forum on Marijuana

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The American Society for Neurochemistry invites the public to an interactive discussion on Marijuana: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel. Experts in the field of cannabinoids will discuss issues pertaining to use of marijuana for pain and addiction. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the nation’s top research specialists.

This event is open to students, patients, family members, caregivers, doctors, researchers and anyone interested in learning more.

Shalini Kuman and James Waschek, ASN Public Outreach and Education Committee

Introduction by:
Dr. Kevin Sinchak, PhD, Associate Professor, Cal State University, Long Beach

Imaging Marijuana’s Receptor in the Human Brain: Effect of Chronic Cannabis and Alcohol Abuse – Dr. Robert Innis, PhD, Chief of the Molecular Imaging Branch of NIMH, Bethesda, Maryland.

Perspectives in Evaluating Patients for Legal Use of Marijuana – Dr. Michael Gitter, MD

Marijuana Policy and Law in California and Across the Country – Lynn Lyman, State Director, California Drug Policy Alliance

The Public Forum: Marijuana: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Presented by: American Society for Neurochemistry is Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel, 200 S. Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

FREE ADMISSION (Parking: Self-pay Hyatt Hotel lot $9.00 flat rate)

The event is sponsored by the American Society for Neurochemistry, BRI-UCLA, Genzyme, A Sanofi Company.


One Response to “American Society of Neurochemistry to Host a Public Forum on Marijuana”
  1. Kim DeCelles says:

    It will be much welcomed to find out the facts by real scientists. I don’t smoke or ingest pot, but am hearing a lot about it as a cure for cancer and how it helps in other areas in medicine.