April 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
Join us tonight (4/17) in the Key West Ballroom of the Student Union (room 218) at 7pm for the last meeting this semester!
Paul will be joining us for our last meeting of the Spring semester. He will be giving a presentation titled, “The Fight for Cannabis Freedom: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going”.
Here is a brief bio on Paul: Paul Armentano is the Deputy Director of NORML and the NORML Foundation. He has reviewed and commented upon thousands of academic studies and white papers pertinent to cannabis use and its impact on behavior. His writing and research have appeared in over 750 publications, scholarly and/or peer-reviewed journals including The New York Times, Medscape, Drug Testing & Analysis, and Congressional Quarterly, as well as in more than a dozen textbooks and anthologies. He has spoken at numerous national conferences and legal seminars, including those sponsored by the California Association of Toxicologists, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He has testified on numerous occasions before state lawmakers and federal agencies. Mr. Armentano is also a court-certified expert, having testified to the behavioral effects and pharmacokinetics of cannabis and cannabinoids.
Mr. Armentano serves of the faculty of Oaksterdam University in Oakland, where he lectures on the science surrounding the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis. He is the author of the book Emerging Clinical Applications for Cannabis (NORML Foundation, 2007, updated 2011, 2012), which reviews over 200 clinical and preclinical studies assessing the therapeutic properties of marijuana and its organic compounds. Mr. Armentano presently provides online content to TheAnswerPage.com, an online medical educational resource founded in 1998 that provides daily education to healthcare professionals in 120 countries, as well as CME credit.
Mr. Armentano is a 2008 recipient of the ‘Project Censored Real News Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.’ In 2009, Mr. Armentano co-author of Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? (Chelsea Green), which has been licensed and translated internationally. A revised and updated edition of the book will be published later this year.
Come out and support your buds! It will be an excellent presentation, we are always very lucky to have Paul Armentano speak to us.