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Diablo Valley Villages Lunch 'N' Learn: The Gift of Cannabis: How It’s Helping Seniors Diminish Pain, Anxiety and More


Thu 11 / 15 / 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Atria Valley View, 1228 Rossmoor Pkwy. Walnut Creek CA 94595



Limited capacity: 27 places available

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The Gift of Cannabis: How It’s Helping Seniors Diminish Pain, Anxiety and More

Long ago, cannabis/marijuana was considered a helpful source of beneficial medication – until its reputation was hijacked in the 1960s as a taboo recreational drug that could lead to many societal ills, from the “munchies” to “reefer madness.”


Happily, times have changed, and the numerous benefits of cannabis are now being explored by science and medicine, and put to good use in precise ways – and in particular for the many health challenges seniors encounter.


Our speaker, Rebecca Byars, COO of the newly-launched consulting business Radicle Health in Walnut Creek, will offer a “Cannabinoid Therapeutics 101” session for the next Diablo Valley Village Lunch ‘N’ Learn. She’ll cover such topics as:

  • A brief review of the history of cannabis medicine and prohibition
  • An explanation of the endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid receptors in the body
  • The different components of cannabis and how they impact the human body
  • Routes of administration
  • Clinical implications of treating with cannabis for conditions such as  pain, sleep, neurological conditions, and anxiety
  • Common myths associated with cannabis
  • The difference between recreational and medical cannabis, and how to obtain cannabis products

DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 11:30 am—1:00 pm

LOCATION: Atria Valley View, 1228 Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek, 94595

PARKING: There is limited guest parking at the residence plus neighborhood street parking

LUNCH: Generously provided by Atria Valley View

COST: Free, but spaces are limited to 35 so you must RSVP by Monday, November 12

RSVP: Register by email, or call 925-956-1990.



This program is presented by the Diablo Valley Villages: Clayton Valley, Lamorinda and Walnut Creek Villages.

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