League of Women Voters to host medical marijuana forum April 30

State Senator Vinny deMacedo and others to speak in Dennis Port

The League of Women Voters of Cape Cod will host a medical marijuana forum in Dennis Port on Saturday, April 30. The educational program entitled, "Medical Marijuana: Truths & Fictions", will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cape Cod Community Media Center at 17 Shad Hole Road in Dennis Port. 

State Senator Vinny deMacedo (R-Plymouth), will be one of the three speakers. State Senator deMacedo, who represents the Plymouth and Barnstable District, recently traveled with eight other state senators to Colorado to research the legalization of marijuana.

The state senator will be joined on the panel by Raymond Tamasi, president of Gosnold on Cape Cod and Dr. Kevin Hill, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard McLean Hospital. Dr. Hill is the author of "Marijuana, the Unbiased Truth About The World's Most Popular Weed".

Medical marijuana was approved by Massachusetts voters in November 2012, but a registered marijuana dispensary does not yet exist on Cape Cod. The Haven Center, Inc. is working to open such a dispensary in Brewster, according to the release. According to the state department of Health and Human Services, Haven Center, Inc. has three activity applications two with proposed locations in Brewster and one in Bourne. 

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, there are six registered marijuana dispensaries open for sales in the state and 22,567 activity patients registered with the commonwealth. Patients are required to renew their state medical marijuana cards annual and maintain active certification from their certyfing physician. 

All are welcomed to attend. The event, which is co-sponsored by Gosnold on Cape Cod, will also be recorded and broadcast on local cable channels 98 and 99. 

To learn more about the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area, visit their website here

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