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An evening with cannabis expert Dr. Ethan Russo

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Ethan Russo, MD, is an internationally recognized cannabis expert. He will be in Kelowna for the evening to present his talk entitled, The Case for the Entourage Effect and Conventional Breeding of Clinical Cannabis, No “Strain,” No Gain.

Dr. Russo is a board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and former Senior Medical Advisor to GW Pharmaceuticals. He served as study physician to GW Pharmaceuticals for three Phase III clinical trials of Sativex. He has published numerous book chapters, and over thirty articles in neurology, pain management, cannabis, and ethnobotany.

This talk is open to everyone – we hope you will join us. Please reserve your spot here: www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-case-for-the-entourage-effect-and-conventional-breeding-of-clinical-cannabis-no-strain-no-gain-tickets-69078149605

Plant. Drug. Medicine – A Clinical review of Cannabis and Cannabinoids Workshop

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Abstract

Canada has a booming cannabis industry; those involved or planning to be involved in the clinical care of patients using cannabis need to have an understanding of how cannabis, cannabinoids and cannabis terpenes interact with our physiology.

Course Outline

Intro to cannabis (Phenotypes, Chemotypes, Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Flavonoids)

The Endocannabinoid System and Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome

Prescribing and obtaining legal cannabis in Canada

Dosage, Safety, Adverse Effects, Methods of Administration, Pharmacokinetics, Synergy, Contraindications, Drug Interactions.

Case studies

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of cannabis from a clinical perspective. It is ideal for those working with patients who are thinking about or are taking cannabis regularly; Patient Educators, Clinic Coordinators, Pharmacists, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Naturopaths.

Let’s Talk About Medical Cannabis

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Description

Join Omar Farooq of Canadian Cannabis Clinics in this workshop aimed to better equip you as a practitioner in navigating the medical cannabis system, and being a more informed care provider.

This workshop is for you if you’d like to better understand:

The legislation surrounding medical cannabis
The differences between legally licensed producers and illegal dispensaries
Types of patients who could benefit from medical cannabis
What Cannabis is, vs. Cannabinoids (CBD and THC)
Best and most effective ways to use medical cannabis

All participants are encouraged to bring their questions!

About Omar Farooq
Physician Assistant, Canadian Cannabis Clinics

Omar Farooq is an international medical graduate who initially joined Canadian Cannabis Clinics as a clinical assistant . He was and continues to be amazed by the impact that medical marijuana has on patient’s lives.

He also has a background in clinical research which allowed him to take on the role of research coordinator for CCC. This allows him to be involved with research which would change the way marijuana is perceived in the medical community as well as society. He hopes that one day marijuana’s true medical potential will be recognized and understood through proper scientific research.

He is also a cannabis counselor and loves to do medical outreach as he sees it as an excellent opportunity to get the proper information out to everyone.

In his spare time he loves to meditate and do Qi Gong.