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Cannabis for Seniors?

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Pros & Cons of Recreational & Medicinal Cannabis Use for Seniors

With the recent legalization of cannabis use in Canada, we need to find out what is known about cannabis and the different constituent cannabinoids, including how cannabinoids mediate their effects in the body. This information is essential in order for consumers to make informed choices before using cannabis and cannabinoid products for medicinal and recreational reasons. This talk will examine these topics and the pros and cons for cannabinoid use, particularly by seniors.

To register:

Cost (including lunch) $20 for Elder Learners members, $25 for non-members

Speaker: Dr. Melanie Kelly

Dr. Kelly’s primary research expertise is in translational pharmacology and drug discovery. Her research specifically addresses the pharmacology of the endocannabinoid system and how cannabis and cannabinoids can modify disease. She has published more than 100 publications in the area of pharmacology, cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system and holds several patents in the area of cannabinoid drugs for therapeutic management of disease. 

  • Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine & Pain Management at Dalhousie University

  • Executive Director of the International Cannabinoid Research Society

  • Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids Board Member

  • Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Panag Pharma Inc.

Elder Learners

Since 1989, Elder Learners Senior Resources Association has worked with Saint Mary's University to sponsor monthly lectures on Saturday mornings during the fall and winter on the Saint Mary's campus.

For the yearly fee of $20.00, anyone can become a member of Elder Learners.  Members are entitled to discounts off the cost of programs (i.e. lectures, courses, tours).

Saint Mary’s University and Elder Learners are committed to programs for lifelong learning and community engagement. 

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