Legalising cannabis - will it be wise, or why did we? Hear what the experts think

18th July 2019
6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue:
The Philip Carter Family Concert Hall
Entry:
Free event. Registration required

Legalising cannabis - will it be wise, or why did we? Hear what the experts think 

University of Otago’s annual Winter Symposium Series is held across the country. A multi-disciplinary panel of our best and brightest leading thinkers discuss a topical issue. 

Cannabis is under the spotlight like never before. The Government introduced the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Act last year to increase access to medicinal cannabis and in 2020 the country will vote at the election referendum on whether to legalise personal use. Before you make up your mind, learn what the experts know.

Guyon Espiner, from Radio New Zealand, will lead our discussion panel. Guyon will be joined by:

o   Dr Joseph M. Boden, Associate Professor at the University of Otago, Christchurch

o   Professor Michelle Glass, Head of Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Otago

o   Tuari Potiki: Director of Office of Māori Development at University of Otago & Chair of New Zealand Drug Foundation

o   Dr Bronwyn Lennox Thompson, Academic Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Medicine at University of Otago, Christchurch