Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition and Young Americans for Liberty at University of Houston hosted a forum about medical marijuana, with presentations by two medical doctors and a panel discussion for questions.

Please enjoy video from the event, held at U of H on November 19, 2014.

About the Speakers:

Dr. Elias Jackson is the co-founder and president of Vyripharm Biopharmaceuticals, a biotechnology firm that develops drugs to target cancer, PTSD, drug addiction and other metabolic diseases. He was previously a professor and research faculty member at the Cardiovascular Research Center at the Yale University School of Medicine, and is a graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Dr. David Yang is currently a tenured professor and chemist in the Department of Cancer Systems Imaging at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously, Dr. Yang was Chief of Radiotheranostic at the Department of Cancer Systems Imaging at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Yang’s research is involved in image-guided personalized treatment and prevention in cancers. He has authored 114 peer-reviewed publications, 52 patents, 14 invited reviews, one book, 24 book chapters and 306 abstracts. Dr. Yang also holds Visiting Professor both at the Department of Radiology in Yokohama City University in Japan and Taipei Medical University in Taiwan.