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The Therapeutic Potential of Cannabis: Fact vs. Fiction - The Brain: An Owner's Guide 2020 BrainHealth Lecture
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
6:15 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Brain Performance Institute’s Ellipse and in the Center for BrainHealth’s Auditorium

Speaker: Dr. Igor Grant 
University of California San Diego

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The pre-lecture reception from 6:15 – 7 PM will take place in the Brain Performance Institute’s Jane and Bud Smith Grand Lobby. The lectures will be in the Brain Performance Institute’s Ellipse and in the Center for BrainHealth’s Auditorium. Lectures will start at 7 PM and the doors will open at 6:15 PM.

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Recent advances in neurobiology are providing an improved basis for understanding the potential therapeutic role of cannabis and various natural and synthetic cannabinoids. This presentation will review the evidence for therapeutic efficacy of cannabis to better understand the facts. Since 2000, Dr. Igor Grant has been director of the state of California-funded Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR).

The center was funded following passage of California Proposition 215, the “Compassionate Use Act,” which envisioned providing patients under doctor supervision with access to medicinal cannabis when their medical condition warranted it. California established the CMCR to develop a knowledge base concerning cannabis. The center has completed seven short-term studies on medicinal cannabis in relation to neuropathic pain and muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis.

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.
Contact Info:
Center for BrainHealth, 972-883-3007

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