Medical Marijuana Workshop - Part 1/3 (Audio)

Medical Marijuana Workshop - Part 1/3 (Audio)


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Prominent experts will share the lessons they have learned about marijuana research methodology (such as dosing, self-titration, placebo doses, and outcome measures), discuss the differing effects of the two primary cannabinoids THC and CBD, examine the forces impeding government approval of medical marijuana research, explore the history of the medical marijuana movement in California from 1996 to the present, and discuss future possibilities for research. The implications of new data on the use of cannabis as a substitute for alcohol, illicit, and prescription drugs for the clinical application of medical marijuana will also be discussed.

Valerie Corral is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana. Valerie was a key-player in the crafting and passage of Proposition 215 (also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996), which allowed patients with a doctors recommendation to use marijuana medicinally. WAMM became the first medical marijuana collective to be granted non-profit status in the United States. WAMM is also considered to be the most legitimate medical marijuana collective and cooperative in the nation.

Dale Gieringer, PhD, is the state director of California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and a member of the National NORML board of directors. Dr. Gieringer has published research on medical marijuana usage, marijuana smoke harm reduction, potency testing, and driving under the influence of marijuana. He is a co-author of California's medical marijuana law , Prop. 215, and is on the advisory board for the California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at UC San Diego. He is the author of Marijuana Medical Handbook (Quick American, 2008) and the California NORML Guide to Drug Testing (2013).

Fred Gardner is a journalist who has been covering the medical marijuana movement in California since 1996. Since 2003 he has been managing editor of O'Shaughnessy's, a journal he co-founded with Tod Mikuriya, MD. In 2010, with Martin A. Lee, he organized Project CBD to expedite production of cannabidiol-rich strains and to publicize their medical potential. Previously, he was Public Information Officer for the District Attorney of San Francisco. His varied career includes stints as an editor of Scientific American, an anti-war organizer, a private investigator, a scriptwriter, and a songwriter. He is a regular contributor to the Anderson Valley Advertiser and
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