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Focus of CMHS Seminar on Nov. 12 to be Medical Marijuana

Ventura, California, 11/06/2014

Should marijuana be a medical option, will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding as part of its Ethics in Healthcare series on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

James Hornstein, M.D., chairman of the Bioethics Committee at Community Memorial Hospital, will moderate the seminar entitled “Ethics in Healthcare - Marijuana as Medicine, Benefit or Boondoggle?” that will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County, located at 100 E. Main St. in Ventura.
Other featured speakers will be Margaret A. Peterson, M.D., staff member of CMHS’s Department of Family Practice; Tara Snow, M.D., staff member of CMHS’s Internal Medicine Hospitalist, Hospice and Palliative Care; and Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney.

Some feel marijuana can be a safe and effective treatment for the symptoms of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, pain, glaucoma and epilepsy, while others believe marijuana is addictive, leads to harder drug use, interferes with fertility, impairs driving ability, and injures the lungs, immune system and brain.

Please join us for this discussion. Registration is free but reservations are required. Visit or call 1-800-838-3006.