United Patients Group to Host Seminar: ‘Medical Cannabis: The Science Behind the Hype’

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This one-day conference will present the latest scientific findings about cannabis as medicine and help healthcare providers better understand how it can be used to treat their patients.

United Patients Group Presents - Medical Cannabis: The Science Behind the Hype

The speakers we selected for this conference are among the most knowledgeable and trusted voices in the medicinal cannabis community. Their wisdom will help healthcare professionals provide better options for their patients.

United Patients Group, the popular online resource for medicinal cannabis information, is inviting medical professionals, lawmakers, caregivers, patients, and the curious public to “Medical Cannabis: The Science Behind the Hype,” a one-day educational event offering CME credits through the University of California, San Francisco.

Luminaries from the medical cannabis community will delve into the science behind cannabinoid therapy and explain how and why this protocol is so remarkable, the various ways it can be administered, where patients can receive guidance, and why it should be globally accepted as a medical treatment.

The conference will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dominican University, Guzman Hall in San Rafael, California.

General Admission tickets are $50 and CME tickets are $75.
Register at http://www.UnitedPatientsGroup.com/conference.

“This is an educational opportunity for medical professionals, lawmakers, and the media to learn about cannabis,” says John Malanca, founder of United Patients Group. “This conference is focused on patients and patient care, not the recreational use of cannabis.”

The featured speakers include:

Judy Arnold – Marin County Supervisor: Keynote

Judy Arnold has been the County Supervisor for Marin County for 7 years. Judy has tackled issues such as Sustainable Economy, Education, and initiated a critical Watershed Program. She is a staunch advocate for Medical Cannabis and is showing her support for the community by participating in this historical event.

Dr. Dustin Sulak – Founder of Integr8 Health: Endocannabinoid Physiology and Clinical Applications of Cannabis

Dr. Dustin Sulak is an integrative medicine pioneer with a focus in Osteopathy, mind-body medicine, and medical cannabis. Dr. Sulak, a diplomat of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, received undergraduate degrees in nutrition science and biology from Indiana University, a Doctorate of Osteopathy from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed an internship at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency.

Dr. Sulak is the founder and medical director of two integrative health centers that treat over 15,000 patients with medical cannabis. He has helped set the standard for the safe use of medical cannabis in a wide variety of conditions, lectures nationally to medical providers and patients on the appropriate use of medical cannabis, and continues to explore the therapeutic potential of this ancient yet emerging trend in medicine.

Mary Lynn (ML) Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN – Co-Founder of Patients Out of Time: The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis: What Nurses Need to Know

Mary Lynn (ML) Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN has more than thirty-eight years of experience as a nurse and has specialized in addictions nursing since 1987 and cannabis education since 1990. Ms. Mathre is a Co-Founder and President of Patients Out of Time, a nonprofit organization devoted to educating health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic uses of cannabis.

Ms. Mathre is the editor of Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological Overview of the Therapeutic Use of Marijuana (1997) and Co-Editor of Women and Cannabis: Medicine, Science and Sociology (2002). She has authored several chapters on the topic of medical cannabis, numerous peer-reviewed articles on the topic, and written resolutions for several professional organizations in support of patient access to medical marijuana, including those of the Virginia Nurses Society on Addictions, the Virginia Nurses Association, the National Nurses Society on Addictions, and the American Public Health Association. She has served on the planning committee for Patients Out of Time’s accredited biennial National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics conference series since it began in 2000. Ms. Mathre is also a founding member and President of the newly formed American Cannabis Nurses Association.

Mara Gordon – Cannabis Alchemist and Engineer at Aunt Zelda’s, Inc.: Pediatric Cancer and Cannabis

Mara Gordon is a Cannabis Alchemist and process Engineer with Aunt Zelda's, Inc., in the San Francisco Bay Area. She brings together her two passions—integrated medicine and data—helping patients individualize and customize their cannabinoid and terpene intake. Her involvement with cannabis began as a patient. After a painful disability necessitated leaving her career as head of Methodology at a Fortune 50 company, Ms. Gordon suffered under medical treatment and twenty-six pharmaceuticals in California and Colorado. Understanding what cannabis can do, and how it's done, is her passion. Helping other patients is her commitment.

Charlotte Igo – Owner and CEO of Comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Care: Benefits of Cannabis and the Road Blocks We Still Face in Palliative Care

Charlotte Igo is the founder and CEO of Comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Care (CHPC), a Phoenix-based service that, in addition to traditional end-of-life care, provides house calls by a doctor knowledgeable in cannabinoid therapy to homebound patients. CHPC’s mission is to provide competent and quality care that is supportive, unbiased, and personally modified.

Patient Panel
A patient panel will feature amazing stories of treatment and recovery from people whose lives have been changed by cannabinoid therapy.

“The speakers we selected for this conference are among the most knowledgeable and trusted voices in the medicinal cannabis community,” explains Malanca. “Their wisdom will help healthcare professionals provide better options for their patients.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Media passes are available. Contact Press(at)UnitedPatientsGroup(dot)com to obtain one.

For more information about how cannabinoids work, go to http://www.UnitedPatientsGroup.com.

About United Patients Group:

United Patients Group is a discreet, safe, and professional online medical cannabis information resource for prospective and current patients, caregivers, and medicinal cannabis industry professionals.

While most online medical cannabis sites cater to patients already familiar with medical marijuana, the UnitedPatientsGroup.com website is a comprehensive and easy-to-use information source for people of all ages and experience levels, from novice users to experienced industry professionals. The site’s News, Resource, and Blog pages introduce new patients to the ins and outs of medical marijuana healthcare, while helping experienced providers stay abreast of the latest developments in THC and CBD therapies.

A complimentary five-star-rated United Patients Group medical marijuana app is available on the iTunes app store for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and any iPad.

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