Medical marijuana is now legal in Massachusetts. What does this mean for communities? What’s in the law? What’s not in the law? What are the implications for our youth? And what’s the best conversation to have with our children about marijuana to prevent teen use?
Learn from the experts:
* Yasmin Mashhoon, Ph.D., Neuroscientist at the Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory of McClean Hospital and Instructor at Harvard Medical School will discuss 21st-century pot, its components, its harms, and its impact on youth. Dr. Mashhoon will explain the effects on the adolescent brain, and related health issues such as addiction, mental health and latest research on physical and cognitive functioning?
* John Sofis Scheft, Esq., Principal of Law Enforcement Dimensions, will explain what the medical marijuana law does and does not include: for what conditions can marijuana be recommended? Who can use it as medicine? Who can provide a recommendation? Who can grow marijuana in their home? Atty. Scheft will also address best municipal practices to protect local public health and safety.
* James Broadhurst, M.D., a family physician also trained in sports and addiction medicine and delegate of Massachusetts Medical Society, will discuss the medical community’s perspective on medical marijuana. What do people need to know in considering marijuana as a medical treatment?
* Local authorities will explain initiatives in Wayland that address public health and safety related to marijuana.
This program is for the entire Wayland community.
Sponsored by WaylandCares and the Wayland High School Guidance Department
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, 7:30 pm Wayland High School Auditorium