To say that marijuana has been a hot button issue in Montana the last couple of years would be putting it lightly. During this long and heated debate, have you ever wondered what it is that scientists actually know about marijuana? For answer to these questions and more please join the Missoula Area Secular Society at 7:00 pm Thursday September 15 at the Press Box for a “just the facts” presentation on what scientific research has shown us about both marijuana’s possible toxic and medicinal properties from a local scientist, Dr. Katie George.
Dr. George is a professor at the University of Montana in the department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her research focuses on the cellular mechanisms behind organophosphate pesticide neurotoxicity, additionally she teaches the Use and Abuse of Drugs class at the University.
Dr. George will be presenting a brief history of marijuana use and laws in this nation and Montana followed by a more in depth review of what is known about the toxic and medicinal properties of marijuana. Lastly, she will discuss what marijuana research might look like in the future. There will be time for questions and discussion after the presentation.
Food, and Drinks will be available for purchase from the Press Box before, during, and after the presentation.