Spring 2017 President's Dream Colloquium on Understanding Medical Marijuana

December 15, 2016
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The cannabis plant, commonly known as marijuana, has been cultivated and used as a medicinal and mood altering agent dating as far back as 7000 BC. However, its present-day use remains controversial.

You are invited to a series of free public lectures in the Spring 2017 President's Dream Colloquium on Understanding Medical Marijuana. Six global experts will provide their perspectives on medical marijuana, including licensed production, genetics, pharmaceutical utility, medical applications, effects on brain function and legalization. A networking reception will follow after each lecture.

Spring 2017 President's Dream Colloquium on Understanding Medical Marijuana

The Pharmacology of Cannabis

Ethan Russo, MD

Medical Director, PHYTECS; former Senior Medical Advisor, GW Pharmaceuticals UK; former president of the International Cannabinoid Research Society

Thursday, January 26, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Leslie & Gordon Diamond Family Auditorium, Convocation Mall, Burnaby campus

Please reserve your seats online.

Secrets of the Cannabis Genome

Dr. Jonathan Page

Founder and CEO of Anandia Labs; Adjunct Professor, Botany Department, UBC

Thursday, February 9, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Leslie & Gordon Diamond Family Auditorium, Convocation Mall, Burnaby campus
 
Please reserve your seats online.

Marijuana and the Brain: From Addiction to Neuroscience

Dr. Francesca Filbey

Bert Moore Endowed Chair, Director of Cognitive Neuroscience of Addictive Behaviours, Center for Brain Health, University of Texas at Dallas

Thursday, February 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Leslie & Gordon Diamond Family Auditorium, Convocation Mall, Burnaby campus

Please reserve your seats online.

Cannabis and Pain Management

Dr. Mark Ware, MD

Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Anesthesia, McGill University; Director of Clinical Research, Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit

Thursday, March 2, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Leslie & Gordon Diamond Family Auditorium, Convocation Mall, Burnaby campus

Please reserve your seats online.

Update on the Cannabis Legalization Task Force

The Honourable A. Anne McLellan

Chair, Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation; former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada; Chancellor, Dalhousie University

Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Rooms 1200 - 1500, SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver

Please reserve your seats online.

Marijuana Legalization 2017: The Policy Landscape

Dr. Beau Kilmer

Senior Policy Researcher and Co-Director of RAND Drug Policy Research Centre; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fletcher Challenge Theatre, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver

Please reserve your seats online.

Contact

Oversight Committee

Chair:
Dr. Zamir K. Punja, Department of Biological Sciences, Professor

Members:
Dr. Peter Ruben, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Professor and Associate Dean
Dr. Neil Watson, Department of Psychology, Professor and Chair
Dr. Urs Ribary, Department of Psychology, Professor and BC LEEF Chair
Dr. Neil Boyd, School of Criminology, Professor
Dr. Kora DeBeck, School of Public Policy, Assistant Professor

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