Medical marijuana expert to give talk at The Miriam Hospital

September 13, 2018

Physician with the R.I. Department of Health will be guest speaker at TMH Women's Association event 

James McDonald, a physician with the R.I. Department of Health, will be the guest speaker at an Oct. 11 forum entitled, “Medical Marijuana in Rhode Island: It is here to stay, what you should know.”

The event, sponsored by The Miriam Hospital Women’s Association, will be open to the public. 
Dr. McDonald, a medical director for the state Department of Health and chief administrative officer of Rhode Island’s Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, has been involved in the state’s efforts to regulate medical marijuana. He earned his medical degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is board certified in pediatrics and preventive medicine. He served as a physician for the U.S. Navy and joined the Department of Health in 2012.

The talk will began at 7 p.m. at The Miriam Hospital. A petite dinner will be served to members beforehand, at 6:30 p.m.

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Richard Salit

Senior Public Relations Officer
The Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital, Gateway Healthcare