The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC) is excited to present the IASIC Speaker Series. Presented free of charge, this ongoing educational seminar series will focus on the science, data and peer-reviewed research surrounding marijuana and will be led by international medical experts. This non-partisan and non-political series is continually developed, organized, and guided by doctors.
Session: History of Cannabis
Presented By: Raymond Bertino
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific
The history of cannabis will be covered from prehistoric times to the mid 20th Century. Areas covered will include archeology, medieval uses including medical, and its importance for ship-building. Areas of the world where the plant had particular use as an intoxicant will be discussed including India, Egypt, East Africa and Mexico. The 19th century and early 20th century worldwide measures to control the use of narcotics will also be discussed. The topic is broad and it is impossible to be exhaustive in a single talk.
Dr. Bertino is a retired Vascular and Interventional Radiologist. He is a Clinical Professor of Radiology and Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria. He is former President of the Illinois Radiological Society and a Fellow in the American College of Radiology and in the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound.
He retired from radiology practice 6 years ago and started working on addiction medicine advocacy. He has been involved in many organizations and projects at the local, state and national levels all with the goal of the reduction of substance use disorders.
He is President of the Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine.