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Medical marijuana expert and author Michael Backes shares information from his book "Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana.”

Medical marijuana expert Michael Backes spoke at the Malibu Library Speaker Series on July 15. Backes shared information from his book “Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana.” 

Backes offered an in-depth look at the benefits of medical cannabis, as well as the varieties of medical cannabis. He shared data on documented cases where patients found a change in their condition with the use of medical cannabis in illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, cancer, asthma, arthritis, seizures and migraines, to name only a few. According to Backes, those suffering found relief. It was standing room only as attendees filled every seat in the City Hall auditorium. 

After the presentation, refreshments were served while Backes answered questions, offered additional information and signed copies of his book, which sold out before the presentation was over. The next speaker series will take place on September 9 with special guest, award-winning documentary film maker Rory Kennedy.