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Dr. Phil Leveque Discusses Medical Cannabis at Central Florida University

Dr. Leveque will explain how he came to practice medicine, and discuss several ways he helped people in his career.'s Dr. Phil Leveque's Dr. Phil Leveque

(ORLANDO, Fla.) - writer and noted Medical Marijuana physician Dr. Phil Leveque, is in Orlando, Florida to speak at a special event at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Leveque was set to go last week, but freezing conditions across much of the country, even in place like Florida and Texas, saw airport traffic slow to a halt in some locations.

One of the most highly educated physician/pharmacologist/forensic toxicologists in the world today, Dr. Leveque will address the subject of medical marijuana, and few are missing the fact that this herb is drawing increasing attention across the nation.

Between one and two hundred people from a Florida Chapter of NORML are expected to attend the special event.

The talk will review the various benefits of medical marijuana, something few doctors have more experience with.

Dr. Leveque's presentation includes a slideshow with figures from Storm Crow and the late Dr. Tod Mikuriya, a good friend of Leveque's, whose research is highly credited for the rapid advancements that medical cannabis has seen in recent years, particularly in California where Dr. Mikuriya was based.

Dr. Leveque says this special presentation, "Will explain that medical marijuana is almost a first choice drug for a whole bunch of diseases."

Over the years, Dr. Phil Leveque has spoken to audiences at Portland State University, Mount Hood Community College, Clackamas Community College, University of Washington School of Medicine, and several other campuses.

He has been interviewed by CNN's Anderson Cooper, the LA Times, Seattle Times, major papers in Vancouver, The New York Times, Washington Post, and major newspapers in Rome, Berlin, Norway, Russia and Japan.

Dr. Leveque will explain how he came to practice medicine, discussing several ways he was able to help people in his career, and he will share his knowledge of marijuana and the way it alleviates certain symptoms, while elaborating on how marijuana helps patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

He plans to take questions regarding the interest in the prevalence of medical marijuana in ADD/ADHD and Autism, while discussing what some of the obstacles are that patients have had to overcome to obtain a medical marijuana permit in Oregon.

Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines. Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address:

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Mind Fart June 14, 2010 1:05 pm (Pacific time)

What a wonderful man.

megame February 19, 2010 4:51 am (Pacific time)

That's my dad! What?! No Mickey Mouse?

Osotan; February 18, 2010 5:29 am (Pacific time)

I know this guy with PTSD rather big time and he swears by the beneficial results of this fine herb. I hope all the students Dr. LeVeque speaks to will twist one up and see for themselves.,though ptsd isn't a requirement.,it seems to work all the time on everything.., or so I've been told by my friends.

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