Medical Cannabis 'Hope or Hype?'

Published 17 Feb 2017

The University of Tasmania’s Professor Dom Geraghty will present ‘Medicinal Cannabis - Hope or Hype?’ as part of The Royal Society of Tasmania - 2017 Launceston Lecture Series.

This presentation will cover the general effects of cannabis on the brain, how cannabis and ‘cannabis culture’ has changed over the last 50 years, and how to discern fact from fiction in the medicinal cannabis debate.   

Professor Geraghty holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Pharmacology (1981) from the National University of Ireland, Dublin, and a PhD (1988) from Deakin University, Victoria. He has been a teaching and research academic at the University of Tasmania for nearly 26 years, and is currently the Deputy Chair of Academic Senate.

Professor Geraghty is also president of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT), the premier society for the study of medicines and chemicals in the Asia-Pacific region. His research focuses on the ‘hot’ constituents of chilli peppers, particularly their effects on the brain, immune system and blood clotting.

What: Medicinal Cannabis - Hope or Hype? public lecture

Where: The Meeting Room, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk.

When: Sunday 26 February 2017, 1.30 pm.

Admission: $6 general public, $4 Friends of the Museum and students (free for members of The Royal Society of Tasmania).

RSVP is essential by Thursday 23 February 2017. Email  bookings@qvmag.tas.gov.au or phone  6323 3798.