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Let’s Talk Cannabis

21 Mar 2018

Let’s Talk Cannabis

With the laws for medical marijuana rapidly changing around the world, it’s hard to keep up with the latest research and policies. With more and more evidence supporting the positive effects of cannabis for people with chronic illnesses like cancer, we need to start talking about it…

– In this talk, we discussed the following topics:
– The treasure trove of Cannabis Sativa
– Historical uses of cannabinoid-based medicines
– Clinical use of cannabinoid-based medicines
– Cannabinoids and cancer
– Side effects
– What’s for sale
– Policy and law

There was a Q & A session at the end.

Dr. Saoirse O’Sullivan is a leading researcher in the field of cannabinoid research. Awarded the title of International Cannabinoid Research Society Young Investigator of the Year in 2016, Dr O’Sullivan has published numerous papers on the role of cannabinoid receptors in health and disease. Dr Henry Fisher is the Policy Director of Volteface, a think tank that explores public policies relating to drugs. He is also a member of the testing team for harm reduction charity The Loop, and has previously worked for The Beckley Foundation. Before working in drug policy he completed a DPhil in pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Oxford.