Medical marijuana dispensary sales generated $1,045,156.41 in tax revenue as of March 13. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World file

An upcoming forum on Parkinson’s disease will feature a new subject in research on the disease.

Medical marijuana.

The American Parkinson’s Disease Association Education Forum, a statewide forum hosted by the association’s Oklahoma chapter — set for 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 27 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown hotel at 616 W. Seventh St. — will include a presentation on “Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s disease,” in addition to other discussions.

Rebecca Gilbert, vice president and chief scientific officer at APDA, will give a video presentation on the topic.

Jenny Johnson, executive director of APDA’s Oklahoma chapter, said there will be a Q&A at the end of the event. Medical marijuana will be a dicey subject only because it is still considered a Schedule I drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration, but Johnson said she expects Gilbert’s presentation to adequately address the issue.

“We just decided to have (Gilbert) give, as best she can, a very balanced presentation on it,” Johnson said. “People have questions and people need to be able to ask those questions.”

Registration is available at or by calling 918-747-3747. Registration for the forum closes Monday.

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