Massachusetts town to host forum on marijuana

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The forum will allow the public to better understand the growing marijuana ecosystem

On November 28, residents of Newton, MA are invited to participate in an open forum on marijuana. The event is scheduled to be held at the Mount Ida Campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and will feature Newton’s mayor, Ruthanne Fuller, alongside several prominent marijuana experts. If any local residents have been curious about marijuana but didn’t know where to find answers, this will be the perfect venue.

Dr. Kevin Hill, an addiction psychiatrist, cannabis research and author, will join the mayor, along with Dr. Nicole Danforth, a child and adolescent psychiatrist with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. They will be discussing the science behind marijuana, the health benefits of the drug and adult recreational and medical marijuana use. There will also be a Q&A session led by the doctors, who will be joined by Dr. Elizabeth Booma of Newton-Wellesley.

Harvard-educated Dr. Hill is the author of “Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth About The World’s Most Popular Weed.” His works and research have appeared in a number of live and digital events across the country.

The event is open to everyone and free to attend. It is being sponsored by the mayor’s office and the Health and Human Services department of the City of Newton.

Massachusetts has legalized marijuana, but Newton’s stance on the subject is still debatable. The forum could prove vital to how the city decides on marijuana dispensaries within city limits.