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Arizona Event to Discuss How Marijuana Can Deter Opioid Epidemic


Arizona’s marijuana business organization, the Marijuana Industry Trade Association (MITA), announced today that Dr. Gina Berman, chief executive officer of Blue Door Therapeutics and medical director of The Giving Tree Wellness Centers, will speak about medical marijuana as a therapy to eliminate opioid dependencies at the organization’s next monthly networking meeting. Rep. Ruben Gallego will also present current U.S. congressional trends on marijuana policy reform. He will also hear the concerns of Arizona cannabis industry members in attendance.

The meeting is open to the public and takes place from 6 – 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 23 at the Saguaro Hotel, 4000 N. Drinkwater Boulevard in Scottsdale. Admission is free. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. For information, or to register, visit MITA’s website.

The event is perfect for anyone interested in finding out more about Arizona’s cutting edge medical marijuana industry, marijuana’s use as a natural alternative to traditional medications, and its use as an opioid addiction treatment. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Berman and provide feedback to Rep. Gallego.

Demitri Downing, executive director and founder of MITA, “In light of opioid addictions reaching epidemic proportions in Arizona and the U.S., we are thrilled to have Dr. Gina Berman share her success in using cannabis to eliminate opioid dependencies at the Marijuana Industry Trade Association (MITA) meeting” and that “We invite the public to hear congressional trends from Rep. Rueben Gallego and learn information about the cannabis industry not found anywhere else.”

Downing, a former attorney and lobbyist, established MITA in early 2016 with a mission to help Arizona’s medical marijuana industry business owners and executives stay informed, network and thrive.

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