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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Former Director of New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program to Speak At Iowa State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Paul Gerlich, President, ISU NORML
pgerlich@iastate.edu or 309-714-0276

Former Director of New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program to Speak At Iowa State University
Iowa Board of Pharmacy Told Activists to Draft Bill Similar to New Mexico’s Program

AMES, IOWA— ISU NORML will be hosting Dr. Steve Jenison, former director of the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program (2007-2010) and former chair of the Advisory Committee to the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program at the Memorial Union Campanile Room this Sunday, November 10th at 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Jenison will give a presentation discussing the implementation of the medical cannabis program in New Mexico and the olitical issues involved. New Mexico’s program has been described as one of the most restrictive ones in the country.

“We’re all really excited to hear what Dr. Jenison has to say about the medicinal cannabis program in New Mexico,” says Paul Gerlich, President of ISU NORML. “This event will help open some eyes to the real and absolute potential that cannabis has as medicine for Iowans.”

Members of the media are invited to interview and interact with patients at the event. Contact Paul Gerlich at pgerlich@iastate.edu or 309-714-0276 if you would like to schedule an interview.

Patients will also be testifying as to how medical cannabis helps with epilepsy and PTSD.

Dr. Jenison will also be speaking at the Public Library in Iowa City, Iowa on Tuesday, November 19, time TBA.

Dr. Steve Jenison.

Dr. Steve Jenison.

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For more information on this event, please contact Paul Gerlich at pgerlich@iastate.edu or 309-714-0276 and visit http://www.normlisu.org.

NORML at ISU is part of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, a national network dedicated to advancing discussion surrounding current cannabis laws. NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.
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