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Charlottetown hosting medical marijuana conference

A conference about medical marijuana is being held in Charlottetown Saturday.

Organizers hope to use the event to raise awareness about medical marijuana

The conference is being hosted by the group Maritimers Unite for Medical Marijuana. (Mel Evans/Associated Press)

A conference about medical marijuana is being held in Charlottetown Saturday. 

The conference will include an overview of the current laws surrounding the use of medical marijuana. The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that patients can can consume marijuana, as well as use it in extract and derivative form, rather than just smoking the plant. 

Organizers say they hope to raise awareness through the event.

Panel discussion participants include a pharmacist and a representative with the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The conference is being hosted by the group Maritimers Unite for Medical Marijuana.

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