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A complete playlist of videos from past Speaker Series events is available on YouTube.
Thursday, January 18, 2024
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Online via Zoom
This Drexel Medical Cannabis Research Center panel spoke on issues in cannabis and hemp testing, the differences between a DEA registered lab and a state certified lab, and how regulators can improve.
Monday, November 6, 2023
Two of the core research aspects at the MCRC include a longitudinal
registry study of the PAMMJ patient population and pilot studies aimed at
filling the gap in research created by federal prohibition.
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Meredith Buettner spoke on the pending bills to amend the PAMMJ program
and an adult-use bill that would legalize cannabis for adults 21+ in the
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Virtual on Zoom
Lauren Vrabel, Pharm-D, spoke on what new patients can expect during their first
trip to the dispensary. This includes consultations with a pharmacist,
different product forms, and other important information to help understand
what it is like to be a medical cannabis patient.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Virtual via Zoom
The Drexel Medical Cannabis Research Center presents Dr. Cocchiaro who will be speaking on the importance of the patient/physician
relationship, the medical benefits of cannabis, and the potential harms.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Patrick K. Nightingale, Esq, spoke on the current state of patient rights in
Pennsylvania including constitutional issues, cannabis DUIs, employment rights,
custody rights and other issues facing patients in Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Dr. Jeff Raber and Peter Tejera both serve on the Community Advisory Board
for The CHAYA Project in Los Angeles which is focused on studying cannabis,
health, and young adults.
Monday, February 13, 2023
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
The panel will be discussing the history of cannabis from the Black
perspective on cannabis in ancient history, American history and modern history
and how it relates to the current state of legalization and medicalization of
cannabis across the country and specifically in the region.
Monday, January 23, 2023
Dasheeda Dawson will be speaking on the intersection of science, business and
justice, the process of bringing testimony to the public and legislators, and
how cannabis can be used as a tool to promote health equity.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Chris Goldstein is a regional organizer in NJ, PA, and DE for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) focused on cannabis consumer rights.