Laguna Woods to Host Medical Cannabis Conference

The Orange County Chapter of NORML, Apothecary Genetics, GGECO University, Kush Media will be holding a one day Medical Cannabis Conference for Seniors, Medical Professionals and the Community. This conference will take place on Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 9 AM to 8 PM at the Senior Community Laguna Woods Auditorium.

California voters passed Proposition 215 in 1996, which allowed qualified patients with a physician’s recommendation to use medical marijuana legally. In 2003 Senate Bill 420 was passed and allowed patients who are not able to grow their own medicine to join patient collectives providing safe access to their medicine. In the last couple years there has been an increase in Medical Cannabis.

In an effort to help further state, county, & city agencies educate and protect the public, about the proper safe use and governing legislation regarding medical cannabis, groups band together to help educate the public about safe use with various routes of administration, dosage forms, and methods of usage.

The Medical Cannabis Conference will be bringing two renowned Physicians to Orange County for their first presentations ever in this area, Dr. William Courtney and Dr. Donald Abrams.

Dr. William Courtney has an extensive medical education; he received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, his Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University, and his Post Doctorate in Forensic Examination and Forensic Medicine. Dr. Courtney currently has a private practice in Mendocino County, California. Dr. Courtney is currently a member of International Cannabinoid Research Society, the International Association of Cannabis as Medicine, the Society of Clinical Cannabis and Vice President of the Association Luxembourgeoise des Methodes Preventives.

Dr. Donald Abrams is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and Chief of Hematology/Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital. He provides Integrative Oncology consultations at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He is a member of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Executive Committee and is co-chairing the Center’s developing program in Symptom Management, Palliative Care and Survivorship.

Also scheduled to speak is William Britt Founder of the Association of Patient Advocates and Court Qualified Cannabis Expert, Debby Goldsberry one of the Founders of Americans for Safe Access and Berkley Patients Group, Lanny Swerdlow R.N. LNC and Director of Marijuana Anti Prohibition Project, Jeffrey C. Raber, Ph.D. of The Werc Shop, Sytze Elzinga, Ph.D. Netherlands Cannabis Research, Bret Bogue from GGECO University, Brett Stack of Marijuana Saves Lives, Cheryl Shuman from Kush Magazine, Anna Boyce, R.N. a community activist, Marla James from OC Americans for Safe Access, and Attorney Jeremy Joseph from the Unconventional Foundation for Autism.

At the conclusion of the Conference there will be a screening of “What If Cannabis Cured Cancer”a film by Len Richmond.

The Orange County chapter of NORML is a nonprofit organization working since 2003 to spread knowledge about alternatives to the drug war and working to protect the rights of California medical marijuana patients. Apothecary Genetics is a multi-faceted corporation which includes GGECO University that strives to bring the most up to date information to educate people on the properties of cannabis and its medical uses, as well as the properties of hemp and our need to have these plants legalized in the United States. Kush Magazine and Daily Buds are the #1 media source and social network site for the cannabis industry.

There will be a Press Conference in front of Laguna Woods Auditorium at 8:30 AM.

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