Marijuana for Medical Professionals Conference 2 - November 14th, 15th and 16th, 2016
MJ for MDs 2016
Medical Professionals
14 – 16 Nov. 2016
Denver Colorado
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MJ for MDs 2016

In January 2016, 23 states allowed medical marijuana use in some form. Yet it still isn’t taught in medical schools. Even in Colorado, the largest legal cannabis state, fewer than 5% of physicians have recommended cannabis to patients. And most budtenders have no clinical training at all.

Let’s change that.

Marijuana for Medical Professionals 2016 offers certified Continuing Medical Education for physicians, nurses, and clinicians. Expert training for budtenders, dispensaries, MIPS, and labs.

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2016 Speakers

2016 Speakers

View individual days and sessions, and learn more about events and the speakers hosting them below.
Day 1
22 Sep 2017
Day 2
14 Nov 2016
Day 3
15 Nov 2016
Day 4
16 Nov 2016

Rapid Research Day 1

In 2014 the State of Colorado announced approximately $9M from the Medical Marijuana program would be used for research and the Colorado Medical Marijuana Research Grant Program was formed.  Nine...
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Clinical Application of Cannabinoids and Terpenes

For over five years, Ms Gordon has been collecting cannabis patient data using specific dosing protocols across a myriad of diseases. These patients have been tracked for efficacy utilizing various qualitative and quantitative techniques. Discussion includes case studies, including outcomes.
Mara Gordon

Sell-SMaRT Responsible Vendor

The Sell-SMaRT™ responsible vendor marijuana training prepares budtenders, consultants, owners, managers, and staff to effectively handle complex situations.
Maureen McNamara

Is Evidence-based Medicine Ready for Medical Marijuana?

What happens when the conventional medical model of a single, synthesized chemical compound used in measured doses for a single disease encounters the entourage effect? Worlds collide. Jack McCue, MD helps clinicians find common ground between two different paths towards the same goal.
Jack McCue, MD

Routes of Administration

How quickly does this work? How long does the effect last? Learn the onset and duration of cannabis medicines commonly found in Colorado dispensaries. Important knowledge for budtenders to help patients select appropriate cannabis medicines.
Martha Montemayor, CNC

Modern Practice Perspectives on Traditional Endocannabinoid Medicines

In the near future, we will use laboratory science to match strains to patients and ailments. Really. Dr Jeffrey Block shows us a future where plant cannabinoids are mapped to human endocannabinoid systems.
Jeffrey Block MD

Connecting the Dots to Evidence-Based Dispensary Care

Tikun Olam's Nurses clinic in Israel is led by Inbal Sikorin since 2009, specializing in consulting medical cannabis to patients of all ages, 3 months old to 102, suffering from different and complicated ailments. Since the Clinic's establishment it has set to document according to international standards of data collection patients experience before Medical Cannabis use, a month after and six months after the start of the treatment. This has provided Tikun Olam ltd. with the largest documented and analyzed accumulated patient data in the world.
Inbal Sikorin RN

Cannabinoids as potential anticancer agents

Current understanding of cannabinoids as antitumour agents, focusing on recent discoveries about their molecular mechanisms of action. Dr Velasco will discuss both his research and applying cannabis therapies to conventional treatments.
Guillermo Velasco PhD

Cannabis for Cancer and Pain

As medicinal cannabis is now available in 25 states, physicians should become aware of the biologic activities of various cannabinoids and other plant chemicals, sativa vs indica, and the pharmacokinetics of ingested and inhaled cannabis to best advise cancer patients seeking its use for cancer care and pain management. Dr Abrams guides us through his significant research and experience in cannabis for cannabis and pain care.
Donald Abrams, MD

Pharmacokinetics of Lipid Nanoparticle Cannabis Formulas

Variations between cannabis preparations and potencies have long vexed patients and practitioners alike. Consistent results depend on consistent absorption by the body. In this presentation, Dr Shade reviews common routes of administration, then takes us through his work on lipid nanoparticle delivery systems.
Christopher Shade PhD

What is Endocannabinoid Deficiency Disorder?

The endogenous endocannabinoid system is the largest receptor system in the brain. 10 times larger than the endogenous morphine system. Could faults in this massive receptor network have negative effects on health? Dr Ross look at the hypothesis that endocannabinoid deficiency disorder is a possible cause of disease.
Michele Ross PhD

Birth to Death: Cannabis in Pregnancy and the Elderly

The impact of marijuana on normal adults is different than on pregnant women and fetuses, as well as the elderly. Dr Laura Borgelt discusses brain and body changes with cannabis unique to these special populations.
Laura Borgelt, PharmD

Cannabis in Psychiatry

Mental, physical, and emotional states are all combined in the mind. Dr Franceshini discusses the use of cannabis in psychiatry for common issues such as anxiety, depression, and the current opiate addiction epidemic.
Jose A Franceshini Carlo, MD,FAPA

Cannabis and the Psychology of Pain Management

Chronic pain is one of the most complicated and difficult to treat problems in health. It's also one of the most common. Dr Alan Wiesser explains the psychology of pain and a functional approach to treatment decisions.
Alan Weisser, PhD

Understanding Cannabis as an Herbal Medicine

The effect of cannabis on the physiology of cellular processes is greatly affected by its components being herbal, not single purified substances. This lecture allows a more informed understanding of this complex herbal medicine for clinical use.
Deborah Malka, MD PhD

Cancer, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, and Cannabis

University of Colorado alumnus Reuven Or MD, PhD returns to our beloved Rocky Mountains to share his work with us. Dr Or's team at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel has lead the world in new therapy models for improving bone marrow transplantation outcomes. The role of cannabis in the immune system, and how that applies to transplant therapies is a session not to be missed.
Reuven Or, PhD

The Endocannabinoid System: Looking Back and Ahead

In the 1960's, a young researcher in Israel named Raphael Mechoulam isolated THC tetrahydrocannabinol from cannabis and explained the mechanism of activity - and psychoactivity - of the plant. A lifetime of achievements in science followed. Who better to lead us into the future of cannabinoid science than Mechoulam himself? Now in his late 80's, the tireless Professor speaks to us live, via Skype.
Raphael Mechoulam, PhD

How Cannabis Works (Pharmacology) and What the Body Does with it (Pharmacokinetics)

The endocannabinoid system is the largest receptor system in the brain and nervous system. What happens when that edible, joint, or concentrate connects with it? This Budtender Basics class teaches pharmacodynamics for cannabis industry professionals.
Laura Borgelt, PharmD

Treating Autoimmune Disease with Cannabis

Dr Cohen examines predisposing factors that can lead to autoimmune disorders. He then applies a functional medicine approach to treatment. Case studies, including cannabis dosing and delivery methods, will be presented.
Joseph Cohen, DO

Medical Marijuana: Challenges and Opportunities for Pharmacists

When we talk about cannabis, we mention doctors, researchers, patients, and budtenders. Yet, it's pharmacists who routinely top lists of America's Most Trusted Health Professionals. Joseph Friedman, R.Ph, discusses the pharmacist's role in the field of Medical Marijuana, and shows us How They Do It in Illinois.
Joseph Friedman, R.Ph

Cannabis and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dr.Bogner discusses his research into the endocannabinoid system as it relates to ASD. Research data on specific viral enzymes, vitamin D metabolism are presented, with information on effects of phytocannabinoids on glyphosate and other immunotoxic chemicals
Christian Bogner MD

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1672 Lawrence St, Denver, Colorado 80202
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After attending Marijuana for Medical Professionals in 2014, we started referring to it as “the REAL medical marijuana conference”. All other meetings seemed shallow, compared to the depth of the material we got at MJ for MDs.

DM, Colorado MD

Hands-down the best conference on medical cannabis I’ve ever attended. May be the best medical conference I’ve ever been to, period. Good job!

SH, MD, Psychiatry, St Louis MO

Getting to see the cannabis products and talk to the dispensaries in the exhibit hall really opened my eyes. I may not be ready to write for it myself, but now I know what my patients are talking about.

JL, MD, Boulder CO

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    MJ for MDs 2014

    On September 9, 2014 the Marijuana for Medical Professionals Conference broke new ground as the first CME and CE accredited event of its kind. It merited widespread acclaim from both doctors and the cannabis industry as filling a vital role in the promotion and practice of marijuana as medicine. We thank our speakers, sponsors, and attendees for making it all possible!