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If you are a healthcare provider, whether you recommend or prescribe medical marijuana for your patients or not, Plant Medicine Expo & Healthcare Provider Conference is a learning tool that will help answer your questions about this drug so you can better serve your patients.
Medical marijuana is legal in 14 states and seven countries. More and more states legalize it every year. Unfortunately, for political and social reasons, the established medical institutions cannot control, medical marijuana is thriving outside of the accepted methods of bringing drugs to market, educating you about them, and delivering them to your patients. It is a different world. A very different world. But one in which many of your patients have chosen to live.
Whether you are in favor of or opposed to medical marijuana, Plant Medicine Expo & Healthcare Provider Conference can be the place where you become more comfortable with this trend, learn options for responding to patients’ questions, decide whether or not to recommend medical marijuana, or just to learn for learning’s sake and make no decision about the benefits to your patients.
If you are considering your options for increasing your revenue through medical marijuana, there will be experts who can guide you through the process, allowing you to make an informed, political, personal and financial decision that is right for you.
Because marijuana is not an FDA-approved drug, as a healthcare professional you can’t rely on science, clinical trials and other traditional methods of determining what drugs to prescribe to your patients. You may also feel that since medical marijuana is not dispensed through a pharmacy, that quality controls may not be at standards expected of prescription drugs. Plant Medicine Expo & Healthcare Provider Conference will tackle these concerns using experts to challenge old assumptions and new hype so that professional discourse can advance and patients can benefit.
What is Plant Medicine Expo & Healthcare Provider Conference?
The Healthcare Provider Conference is a day-long event that brings together healthcare providers and MMJ experts in a collaborative and engaging environment. The conference includes lunch as well as a pass to the two-day-long medical marijuana expo--which features exhibitors ranging from wellness clinics to MMJ dispensaries.
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Healthcare Provider Conference Seminars:
- The Legal Landscape for Medical Marijuana: What Physicians Should Know – Diane Hoffman
- Expert introduction to the federal law governing medical marijuana (MMJ), the decriminalization of MMJ in 14 states, and the variations of laws in these 14 states with regards to how they affect healthcare professionals. Ms. Hoffman is the Law and Health Program Director at the University of Maryland School of Law.
- The Truth About Marijuana Addiction – M.L. Mathre
- Is cannabis addictive? The research and medical proof behind it. Also, how cannabis can assist in addiction therapy with other substance abuse. Ms. Mathre is an RN, MSN, CARN, Navy veteran, and President & Founding Director of Patients Out of Time—the premier educational forum dedicated to the restoration of medical cannabis knowledge.
- Here's What We Know, Here's What We Don't Know, Where Should it Go?– Dr. Alan Shackleford
- A brief history of cannabinoids and their effective use for medical and psychological issues. New uses for MMJ will also be discussed as will a call to action to allow testing of medical marijuana on additional disease states. Dr. Shackleford practices at Amarimed in Denver and specializes in behavioral medicine, stress management, and chronic pain.
- Cannabis in Pain and Palliative Care - Dr. Donald Abrams
- The effective use of MMJ for patients who are terminally ill or are afflicted by an incurable disease state. Detailed description of how MMJ alleviates or significantly decreases pain associated with these patient states. Dr. Abrams, a cancer specialist, is director of clinical programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.
- The Endocannabinoid Roots of Medical Marijuana: Liberating Cannabis Drug Abuse Paradigm - Dr. Gerdeman
- Cannabinoid receptors and the molecules that activate them – the endocannabinoids – function widely throughout the brain and body. How the ubiquity of this endocannabinoid system explains the rationale and breadth of marijuana’s therapeutic potential. Lessons from animal research that fails to describe cannabis as a typical 'drug of abuse.' Dr. Gerdeman is Assistant Professor of Biology at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
- Bringing MMJ to your Practice – Tim Tipton
- Expand your practice through MMJ treatment options. A question-and-answer section will be provided at the end to help facilitate open discussion about navigating MMJ business decisions. Mr. Tipton has more than 30 years of experience with MMJ and has helped develop many MMJ dispensaries in Colorado with his court-certified expertise.
Time and Location:
- Saturday, September 25th, 2010: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration and light breakfast start at 7:30 a.m.
- Saturday, September 25th, 2010: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Sunday, September 26th, 2010: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- You may attend the expo on both days.
- Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
- Hotel accommodations are available at the Sheraton for $175/night on Friday and $105/night on Saturday and Sunday. Online booking is now closed. Please contact the Sheraton directly by clicking here.
- $250 includes access to the Healthcare Provider Conference (with complimentary lunch) and to both days of the expo. Register online now as prices go up to $300 at the door!
The Sheraton Denver Downtown hotel is a non-smoking facility.