Seattle AWIS: Recreational Marijuana: Science & Society ( November 5th Registration Deadline – then seats open to public)

Seattle AWIS and ACS Puget Sound Section are co-presenting
Recreational Marijuana: Science & Society

Wednesday – Nov. 19, 2014 – 6:00 pm
Have you ever wondered about the scientific research and societal consequences surrounding legal, recreational marijuana use for our community?

If so, please join AWIS and ACS for this forward-thinking scientific panel discussion, where we will be exploring
topics such as regulating impaired driving, ensuring quality control of marijuana and cannabis-based products,
understanding and treating marijuana dependency, and neurochemical and neurobiological issues surrounding
marijuana use. Our distinguished panelists are:

Michelle Sexton, ND, Founder and Chief Science Officer of PhytaLab,
Washington’s original cannabis quality assurance testing facility

Caleb J. Banta-Green, PhD MPH MSW, Senior research scientist for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute , at the University of Washington,
studying the impacts of legalized cannabis on impaired driving in Washington State studying marijuana dependency and addictive behaviors in adults

Denise Walker, PhD, Research Associate Professor at the UW School of Social Work,
studying marijuana dependency and addictive behaviors in adults

Pratistha Ranjitkar, PhD , Clinical Chemistry Fellow for the UW Department of Laboratory Medicine ,
studying the development of clinical laboratory methods and testing

Our panelists will discuss their specific programs and research, the way that their science intersects with
law and policy, explain the current challenges in working in the field, and answer YOUR specific
questions! This panel will be a guided discussion, but we are soliciting questions from YOU prior to the panel.
If you have a question you would like to ask, email programs to submit.

Event Schedule:
6:00pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – Panel Discussion
7:30pm – Networking
However,pre-registration is REQUIRED for this event to reserve a seat. You can register
*Note that priority registration is given to AWIS and ACS members. Two weeks prior to the event all tickets
will be released to the general public (5 November), so be sure to sign up now!

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
*Please enter through Thomas Building
*Free Visitor Parking

All AWIS meetings are FREE and open to both members and non-members, both men and women!

For additional information about our co-sponsor, the American Chemical Society Puget Sound section, visit: For general information about our organization visit our Seattle AWIS website .
For additional event information please email programs.