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Marijuana and the Brain: A Public Luncheon Briefing
May 12, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Marijuana and the Brain
A Public Luncheon Briefing
Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Through the Support of the Dana Foundation
In Conjunction with Rep. Chaka Fattah
Marijuana has been making headlines as state governments – as well as DC – grapple with making the best policies to regulate use of the drug. But what about marijuana’s effect on the brain? Learn about the brain on marijuana and marijuana as medicine from top experts in the field. Then hear about research on the impacts of state marijuana policies. Don’t miss this one.
Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Daniele Piomelli, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry, and Louise Turner Arnold Chair in the Neurosciences, University of California, Irvine
Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Director, Bing Center for Health Economics and Co-Director, Drug Policy Research Center, RAND Corporation
Remarks: The Honorable Chaka Fattah
Moderator: Erin Heath, AAAS
AAAS is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Since it was founded in 1848, AAAS has been dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge for the good of society as a whole. www.aaas.org
The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants and educates the public about the successes and potential of brain research. www.dana.org