Medical Marijuana: Helpful or Harmful?


Saturday, March 30 from 1:00 to 2:30pm at the California Science Center

Professor Bridget Freisthler will be among the panel of experts addressing this complex issue from a variety of perspectives: medical science, community impact, public policy, and ethics. Marijuana, considered a controlled substance by the Federal government, has been decriminalized for therapeutic purposes by some states, including California. Does it in fact provide an effective alternative treatment for the symptoms of various medical conditions, as its advocates argue, or is it a dangerous substance with no proven medicinal value, as its opponents maintain, and thus should remain illegal?

Panelists include:

Conan NolanReporter, NBC4

Donald P. Tashkin, M.D., Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Bridget Freisthler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Social Welfare, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA

Sari J. Steel, Principal Deputy County Counsel, Los Angeles County Counsel

Joyce Weitzberg, RN, Retired nurse and former medical marijuana dispensary director


For more information and to register for the event, please visit the California Science Center website.


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