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Scientific And Legal Considerations In The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Debate

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With three separate bills that propose the legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania currently pending in the state legislature, an interdisciplinary group of experts will present on and discuss the various aspects of the medical marijuana debate at the next Forensic Fridays session at Duquesne University.

Should Pennsylvania Be Next? Scientific and Legal Considerations in the Medical Marijuana Debate will be hosted by the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law on Friday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Africa Room of the Duquesne Union.

Presenters at the session include:

  • Sgt. Terry Donnelly of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Traffic Unit
  • Dr. Fred Fochtman, professor of pharmacology at Duquesne University
  • Max Little, traffic safety resource prosecutor for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association
  • Dr. Barry Logan, chief of forensic toxicology for NMS Labs
  • Patrick K. Nightingale, a criminal defense attorney and Executive Director of the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
  • Thomas J. Perko, President of the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society
  • Dr. Cyril Wecht, forensic pathologist.

This Forensic Friday session is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for three hours of substantive CLE credit. In addition to being held onsite, this session is being offered online via live stream and will be available on-demand for professional registrants.

For more information, including cost, visit www.duq.edu/forensics, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or call 412.396.1330.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation’s top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students’ social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne’s commitment to sustainability.

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