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Dr. Marilyn Huestis, Marijuana and the latest Research on the Brain

October 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dr. Marilyn Huestis is a toxicologist studying the effects of illicit drugs on the body, brain and in utero. Her doctoral research focused on cannabis (marijuana), and she went on to study a wide range of illicit drugs, including cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and heroin. Her recent work includes an initiative to develop new diagnostic tests for designer drugs, which current drug tests cannot detect. Read her bio here: https://www.nsc.org/Portals/0/Documents/NSCDocuments_Advocacy/Divisions/ADID/Heustis-Biography.pdf?ver=2018-02-13-104524-897

In the afternoon you will have a choice between two workshops as Dr. Huestis continues about marijuana’s impact on the brain, or you can attend a workshop with Virginia Fry. Ginny is a counselor, artist, and educator who has worked with hospices for 37 years and taught locally, nationally, and in Europe.  She is the author of the award-winning book Part of Me Died Too–Stories of Creative Survival of Bereaved Children and Teenagers (Dutton/Penguin), and was featured in the video “Essays on Teen Grief” with her bereavement group.  This experiential workshop will include hands on-strategies for helping our students, communities, and ourselves. Ginny is coming out of retirement to help us heal.

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October 7, 2019

  • 8:00am–8:30am Registration and continental breakfast
  • 8:30am-10:00am Announcements – Dr. Huestis
  • 10:00am-10:15am Break
  • 10:15am-12:00pm Dr. Huestis on Marijuana & Research
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch (included) & Networking
  • 1:00pm-4:00 pm Choice of Two Workshops Marijuana & Research- continued with Dr. Huestis or Coping with Trauma & Healing with Ginny Fry
  • 4:00pm Certificates & Evaluations

Cost is $125.00 Register by September 30th
If paying with Paypal or Credit card register here:@  https://asap-vt.org/wp/
Training held @ Capitol Plaza and Conference Center, Montpelier
If paying by invoice send directly to ASAP of VT, PO Box 85, Waterbury, VT 05676
No need to register through Eventbrite.

ASAP of Vermont
PO Box 85
Waterbury, VT 05676

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October 7, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Capitol Plaza Hotel
100 State St
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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