Parliamentary meeting, by invitation only
18:30  to  20:00

The All Party Parliamentary Group - Cannabis: Harmful Effects on Developing Brains will be convening on Wednesday 26 June 2019  (World Drug Day). It will be chaired by Craig Mackinlay MP.  Take a virtual tour.

The two key speakers are Dr Marta Di Forti and Jaime Vinck.

Dr Marta Di Forti PhD, MRC Clinician Scientist, Dept of Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry KCL
... is a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist fellow and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social, Genetic, and Developmental Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She is also honorary consultant for Adult Psychiatry with the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust. Dr Di Forti is the most widely cited expert in the field of cannabis use and mental illness. Together with her research team, she was the first to report that the use of high potency cannabis carries the highest risk for Psychotic Disorders.

Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC, CEIP + CEO of US rehab Sierra Tucson
Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC, CEIP is only the second woman in Sierra Tucson’s 34-year history to hold the facility’s top leadership position: CEO. Previously, as chief operations officer and chief clinical officer, she led strategic initiatives to improve clinical quality and advance Sierra Tucson’s specialised treatment services. As a result, Sierra Tucson gained national recognition, with the 2016 Organisational Achievement Award, the highest award bestowed by NADAAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. Jaime Vinck and Filmmaker Jodi Belsher used documentary film-making and clinical expertise to explore neurological damage on the adolescent brain as a result of cannabis abuse and addiction