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Oct. 5: Chemist speaks about medical marijuana

Susan Audino '85, '99

FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College alumna Susan Audino, Ph.D., will give a talk about the medicinal uses of cannabis Oct. 5 at Hood at 1 p.m. in the Hodson Science and Technology Center, Room 131.

In her talk, titled “From Plant to Medicine: The Remarkable Science of Cannabis and its Applications,” Audino will discuss the complexities of cannabis and its medicinal uses dating to 300 B.C. She will examine contemporary research that provides empirical evidence of benefits across a myriad of medicinal and psychological disorders.

Audino is an analytical chemist and chemometrician. She owns a consulting company that serves national and international laboratories and regulatory bodies, and she is a lead laboratory auditor. She is a member of ASTM International’s Executive Committee Cannabis Division, and has worked with state regulatory bodies to develop regulations for implementing legalized cannabis laws. Her consulting work encompasses chemical and biological laboratories, including food, pharmaceutical, refinery and compressed gas testing for both private and government entities.

Audino has two bachelor’s degrees from Hood, and she is a member of the Hood College Board of Associates.

For more information about the talk, contact Susan Ensel at