2013 Winter Lecture 4: Herbal highs and lows: the recreational use of psychoactive plants Event as iCalendar

13 August 2013

1 - 2pm

Venue: Maidment Theatre, 8 Alfred Street, City Campus

Speaker : Associate Professor Janie Sheridan PhD FRPharmS

The use of plants and herbs for their psychoactive effects has a long history. Much of this use historically may have been for cultural and ritual purposes. More recently, we have seen the emergence of their use in a similar manner to that of contemporary alcohol use. Apart from tobacco, the most commonly used psychoactive plant in New Zealand is cannabis, but internationally many other plant-based substances are also used. Furthermore, New Zealand has seen an emergence of a new phenomenon of the use of less commonly known psychoactive plants, such as Salvia divinorum. This presentation will explore what is known about the contemporary use of such plants in New Zealand, in terms of context, their effects and harms.

Learn more about this lecture on 95bFM interview with Associate Professor Janie Sheridan .

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public. No bookings required.

Contact info: For further information phone 373 7599 ext 87698