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Lecture: 'Medical Cannabis: Are You Ready for the New Frontier of Healthcare?'

Event Details

April 25, 2018
6:00 pm

Student Union

Room: Ballroom

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Eileen Giard

Laura Lagano presents The Department of Nutrition's 30th annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture. Her talk is titled "Medical Cannabis: Are You Ready for the New Frontier of Healthcare?" 

With the expanding legalization of medical cannabis, consumers are seeking advice and guidance about its use for a myriad of health issues. Yet, few healthcare professionals learned about medical marijuana and the endocannabinoid system in their training. This session will illuminate the advances in medical cannabis care.

Co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Academy (HCA), Lagano is a registered dietitian nutritionist and health educator. Prior to co-founding the Academy, Lagano worked as a nutritionist in the New York City school system, and as consultant for Fortune 100 food companies. Lagano’s combined professional experiences provided her with the foundation to help establish and launch the Holistic Cannabis Academy in 2016.