Thursday, March 14, 2019

March 2019 Medical Cannabis Conferences and Events

Credit: Verdes Foundation

Key Dates To Know About:
The First Session of the 54th LegislatureMarch 16 2019: 60 Day Legislative Session ends at noon.
2020 is a 30 day Session: in even-numbered years the Legislature is limited to dealing with budgetary matters, bills that deal with issues raised by special messages of the Governor of New Mexico, and bills vetoed in the previous session by the Governor.

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference 
Presented by The Verdes Foundation

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 9 AM – 5 PM
UNM Student Union Building
Bldg 60, Suite 3020 1 University of New Mexico

The 3rd Annual New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference features national doctors and experts in the medical cannabis field. They share researched-based education about a variety of cannabis topics that will benefit patients, health care practitioners and the community at large.

The Conference Agenda includes medical cannabis industry experts like:

Tiffany Bowden, MA, PhD, National Diversity & Inclusion Cannabis Alliance, ComfyTree Enterprises, Minority Cannabis Industry Association, University of Illinois. Presenting: Keynote “Rebranding the War on Drugs.”

Mikhail (Misha) Kogan, MD, ABIOM, RCST
Dr Kogan is a leader in the newly-established field of Integrative Geriatrics. He is the chief editor of the first definitive textbook of the field entitled “Integrative Geriatric Medicine ”, published by Oxford University Press as part of Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Library series and is frequent speaker at a variety of international conferences on the topics of Integrative Medicine and Geriatrics. Presenting: “Medical Cannabis: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Management.”

Sebastien Cotte, Sebastien is the national business/education director and a board member for the Flowering Hope Foundation (a 501c non for profit that provides education and patient support for Haleigh’s Hope-Cannatol products). Sebastien also completed a Medical Marijuana certification program offered by American for Safe Access and the Cannabis Training Institute and is in the process of finishing a few more industry certifications. He serves as an ambassador for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and is one of the co-founder of Georgia’s Hope, the leadership parent group that was successful in getting a Medical Cannabis law passed in Georgia. (HB1 Haleigh’s Hope). Presenting: “Selecting The Best Medical Cannabis Products A Father's Perspective.”

Mara Gordon, Founder, Aunt Zelda’s, Calla Spring Wellness, and Zelda Therapeutics.Prior to Aunt Zelda’s, Mara worked as a process engineer, helping Fortune 500 companies create intelligent software by utilizing the Rational Unified Process. This experience has enabled her to take a detailed and scientific approach to utilizing cannabis as a Bio Pharmaceutical grade treatment. Presenting: “What is the Entourage Effect? Why Does It matter?”

Dr. Debra Kimless, Dr. Kimless will discuss CBD’s pain relieving mechanism of action and then describe and present the findings of a patient trial using a sublingual preparation of CBD, PEA and terpenes for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. Presenting: “Should CBD Be Considered A First Line Therapy For The Treatment Of Mild to Moderate Pain?”

About The 3rd Annual New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference Host:
The Verdes Foundation is a nonprofit organization and is one of the longest operating dispensaries in New Mexico. Started in 2010 by Eric Speegle and his father Doug Speegle, the dispensary and grow operation quickly expanded to become one of New Mexico’s largest and most highly regarded dispensaries. Verdes is focused on wellness. Verdes Foundation dispensary is operated by registered nurses and both our dispensary and grow facility are family owned and operated. We employ over 40 New Mexicans and serve over 3,000 medical cannabis patients in New Mexico. All Verdes Customer Service Providers are extremely knowledgeable and have been trained by the RN’s on staff to ensure patients are given safe and accurate information.

Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting
Friday March 29 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Harold Runnels Building
1190 S. St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Petition’s Provided To MCAB In 2017/2018 by Safe Access New Mexico:
Actions needed by the Secretary of Health on Previously-Submitted MCAB Recommendations from September 07, 2018 and Friday December 7, 2018
Action Pending on these Petitions:

Petition: Requesting The Inclusion Of A New Medical Condition: Autism Spectrum Disorders (Submitted by Safe Access New Mexico)

Petition: Degenerative Neurological Disorders And Neuroprotective Applications (Submitted by Safe Access New Mexico)

2019 Petition: Requesting The Inclusion Of A New Medical Condition: Substance Abuse Disorder:

National Events For March 2019This year's Americans for Safe Access Unity Conference focuses on "The Price of Being a Medical Cannabis Patient". Despite increasing legal and access across the country, patients still face significant barriers. We will explore the financial and social hurdles that medical cannabis patients face and work together to develop strategies to overcome them.

Read More About UNITY 2019 Here:
'The Price Of Being A Medical Cannabis Patient'