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Marijuana & Medicine

March 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm

Presented with The Public’s Radio

Join the Athenæum and The Public’s Radio for a panel discussion moderated by health reporter Lynn Arditi about the debate over marijuana as a potential treatment for autism and opioid addiction. Panelists include Dr. James McDonald, Dr. Todd Levine, and Dr. Stuart Gitlow. The conversation will be recorded for future broadcast.


Dr. James McDonald is a medical director for the Rhode Island Department of Health and the chief administrative officer of the state’s Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline. Dr. McDonald has helped lead the state’s efforts to regulate medical marijuana. He is board certified in pediatrics and preventative medicine.

Dr. Todd Levine is a psychiatrist who specializes in treating children and adults with autism spectrum disorders at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I. Dr. Levine is an associate professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is triple board certified in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child & adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Stuart Gitlow is an addiction psychiatrist based in Woonsocket, R.I. Dr. Gitlow is Executive Director of the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Diseases at the Frank Foundation, and past president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is triple-board certified in general, addiction, and forensic psychiatry.