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Hundreds of people attended a free event designed to answer the public's questions about medical marijuana in Tucson.

Local dispensary Earth's Healing hosted the event at the Whistle Stop Depot from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday night.

More than 22 vendors from medical cannabis dispensaries, certification centers and holistic health services provided information to visitors.

Earth's Healing Executive Director Vicky Puchi-Saavedra said the event was non-medicated, meaning medical marijuana was not sold during the event.

"We're hoping to draw existing patients and hoping to draw people who are not yet patients but want more information on how medical cannabis can help them," Puchi-Saavedra said.

Anne Reason, 70, and her husband attended the event to learn how medical pot could help alleviate her pain from polio. She's been living with polio for 60 years and wishes to reduce her current medication.

"We're trying to decrease it and it's not working. Because then I have all the old problems that come back. But I am on very high doses of medication and both he and I would love to eliminate that if at all possible," Reason said. "If this will do it, that's fine. It's cheaper than the medication."


Puchi-Saavedra said medical cannabis has become a growing industry in Tucson and looks forward to when it can be available for patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Arizona.

"Beginning January of next year, we'll be able to offer PTSD patients, care. So we're very excited about that as well," she said.

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