Quigley to speak on HERBan Developments panel

How can potential changes to cannabis laws impact students, governments, individuals with substance use disorder, research, and agriculture as we know it? A panel of experts answer these questions and more during HERBan Developments: 420 Q&A Panel, Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair’s Gluck Theater.

The panel, hosted by WellWVU, is free and open to the public.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion and earn prizes, such as a rafting trip with Whitewater Adventurers, tickets to Mountain Stage from WVU Arts and Entertainment, a gift Bag from Appalachian Cannabis Company, gift certificates from Black Bear Burritos, Retro-tique, PeppeBroni’s Pizza, and WVU Craft Center. Food from Insomnia Cookies and other sponsors will be provided as well.

Panel experts include those involved in cannabis research, legal and legislative efforts, agricultural impacts, and substance misuse issues. Panelists include Mike Pushkin from the W.Va. House of Delegates;  Fanica Payne, Carruth Center;  Brian Quigley, M.D., School of Medicine;  Chris Yeager, owner of Appalachian Cannabis Company; Morgan Leach from the WV Farmers Cooperative; and Steven Kinsey, Ph.D., from The Kinsey Lab at WVU.

“The panel provides a great forum for our students, staff and faculty to educate themselves in all aspects of cannabis with the goal being to foster a more thorough understanding of this controversial and complicated issue,” Wes Thomas, WellWVU health educator, said. “Our hope is that the crowd walks away having learned something new with a more informed opinion on the topic.”

For more information on health education opportunities at WVU, contact Wes Thomas at 304.293.3573, or email wthomas2@mail.wvu.edu.

For more information on WellWVU, visit well.wvu.edu.