Marijuana and the Brain: A Public Luncheon Briefing

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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

For questions, please contact Sara Spizzirri at 202-326-6789 or

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.

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.


May 12, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


2168 Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room)
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515 United States
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