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Discussion on marijuana: myth or medicine, August 14

Photo of prescription pill bottle with label for medical marijuana.

Assistant Professor of Human Development Xeno Rasmusson will discuss the often confusing topic of medicinal marijuana and try to separate myth from medicine on August 14. (Photo: Points in Case)

  • August 7, 2012 5:00am

Assistant Professor of Human Development Xeno Rasmusson will discuss the often confusing topic of medicinal marijuana and try to separate myth from medicine on August 14.

Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act in 1972, deeming the plant to have “no accepted medical use.” But since then, 16 of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Regardless of where you stand---pro, con, or indifferent---on legalization, the misinformation and disinformation regarding the drug’s potential for treating such ills as AIDS, glaucoma, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis spread confusion. Peer-reviewed studies don't settle the dust; their results often conflict.  

The event is offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program and will be held 1:30pm – 3:00pm on August 14 at the Danville Senior Center located at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave, Danville. Visit the OLLI Web site for more information or to register for the program. The lecture is free for Danville residents and free for OLLI members / $5 for non-members.

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