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Prescribing Cannabis - What Can NZ Learn From the US?

When:

Thu 11 May 2017, 6:30pm–9:00pm

Where: BizDojo, 115 Tory St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Website:

Listed by: Veronica Stevenson

One of the most knowledgeable physicians in the US is in Wellington for one night to speak candidly about his experiences prescribing cannabis in America.

Dr Bearman - has spent 40 years working in substance and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs. He was a pioneer in the free and community clinic movement. He has written extensively on drug policy improvement and is seeing first-hand the impact prescribing rights are having.

At this event, he will touch on subjects like; what have been some of the failings in the way the US has legalised cannabis? Has legalisation led to substance abuse in the US? What are the harms and benefits of legalisation?

There will be time for questions. The tone of the event is less lecture, more conversation. Drinks and nibbles provided.

Please know that the proceeds from this event will go to covering the personal costs Victoria has worn in bringing Dr Bearman over. Any additional funds will go towards the production of a documentary for medical practitioners - http://www.spindlefibrefilms.com/indevelopment/

Medical Cannabis has been in the media a lot lately.

Some links to the coverage and debate...
- NZ Oncologist publicly stated over 60% of his patients use it
- Medical student calling for education of Drs
- Ministry of Health survey showing over 180,000 people in NZ take it for medical purposes.
- Head of Medical Association on cannabis as a medicine

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