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Prominent Doctors To Launch Marijuana Legalization Organization On Monday

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doctors for cannabis regulationSome of the country’s most prominent physicians have teamed up to launch the nation’s first organization of doctors formed to advocate for the legalization and regulation of cannabis for adult use.

Doctors for Cannabis Regulation will hold a teleconference Monday at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the organization’s plans and answer questions from the media. RSVP to bmuraresku@dfcr.org to receive instructions for participating.

Members of the organization’s leadership team include former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders; integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil; Dr. H. Westley Clark, former director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Dr. Chris Beyrer, founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights; Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; Dr. David Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Community Health at Brown University; Dr. Donald Abrams, chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital; and Dr. David Nathan, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

WHAT: Teleconference with leaders of the nation’s first organization of doctors calling for the legalization and regulation of cannabis for adult use

WHEN: Monday, April 18, 2 p.m. ET

WHERE: RSVP to bmuraresku@dfcr.org for teleconference instructions

WHO: Dr. Chris Beyrer, founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights

Dr. David Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Community Health at Brown University

Dr. David Nathan, DFCR board president, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. Julie Holland, former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at the New York University School of Medicine

Dr. Malik Burnett, resident physician, Johns Hopkins General Preventive Medicine program

Brian C. Muraresku, DFCR executive director

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Source: Doctors for Cannabis Regulation is a national organization of physicians that advocates for the legalization and regulation of cannabis for adult use. For more information, visit http://www.dfcr.org.

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