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Workshops

For the first time, the ICR 2020 conference will be offering preconference workshops and social activities! We hope that you will be able to join us on Monday, August 10th for one or more of these exciting preconference educational and social activities. Currently we are offering three different educational courses, three cannabis related tours and one fun social event.

Spaces are limited for each activity. Tickets for these events can be purchased with your conference registration.

Workshops

Workshop #1

Workers’ Rights in Cannabis Spaces 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Part 1: targeted at individuals employed in the cannabis industry, or wish to obtain employment in the industry and desire to learn about practices of occupational health and safety and labor rights in the cannabis sector.
  • Part 2: targeted at traditional conference attendee audience members: academics, non-academics, business representatives and members of the general public with a desire to learn about practices of and research pertaining to occupational health and safety and labor rights in the cannabis sector.
  • Course presenters and facilitators would be representatives from CO Department of Agriculture (worker pesticide issues), OSHA (rules and regulations pertaining to health and safety), an occupational health consultant (regulatory issues pertaining to compliance), and trade union representative (labor rights and labor union issues).
  • Ticket price: $30.00

Workshop #2

Cannabis Policy and Medical Case Study Panel Discussion 1:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Lost in the Weeds: The Past, Present, and Potential Future of Hemp in Medicine - Stephen Ziegler, PhD, JD: Marijuana (MJ) and hemp are genetically distinct cousins of the genus Cannabis sativa L., yet they have been erroneously associated with each other for the past 80 years. That all changed in December 2018 when Congress removed hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and legalized the plant and its derivatives such as Cannabidiol (CBD), a substance that has received a great deal of attention for its potential to treat a variety of medical conditions. In an effort to inform stakeholders about this rapidly- changing field, the following presentation will briefly discuss the history of hemp, its legality, derivatives, and its potential future in medicine and pain treatment.
  • Legalized Cannabis in Colorado Emergency Departments: A Cautionary Review of the Negative Health and Safety Effects - Brad Roberts, MD: Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012 with legal sales beginning January 2014. This has led to novel presentations of pathology to Emergency Departments across the state. Most concerning are psychosis, suicide, and links to other substance abuse. Research shows deleterious effects on the brain including complex decision making processes, which may not be reversible with abstinence.
  • Breakin' Good? …or Breakin' Bad? The Cannabis Conundrum - Steven Wright, MD: A discussion on the current state of cannabis as medicine locally, statewide, and nationally – from the MD perspective.
  • Ticket price: $30.00
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