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The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) partnered with Medical Resource Association, Inc. to provide an unprecedented accredited day of learning for healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge of the use and administration, as well as unique challenges of medical marijuana in their practice.  “Clinical & Therapeutic Applications of Medical Cannabis” took place on Saturday, June 1st from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.   It was part of the educational programming at the CWCBExpo NY, May 29-June 1, the leading trade show and conference for medical marijuana, legalized cannabis, and industrial hemp industries.

Topics covered included Medical Cannabis – Healthcare Disruptor; History and Use of Medical Cannabis; An Overview of the Endocannabinoid Receptor System and medical cannabis use in treating mental health, autoimmune diseases, cancer, PTSD, and more.

How to Become a Cannabis Nurse as well as legal and practice management approaches including Diversity, Financial & Legal Considerations for Medical Professionals; and Pertinent Patient Counseling & Harm Reduction Strategies were also covered.

Top speakers included Edward J. Wagner, Ph.D. presenting new research on “Sex Differences in, and dietary influences on, Cannabinoid Regulation of Energy Homeostasis,” and Michelle Weiner, DO, MPH speaking on Cannabis and Pain Management.

“We’re very excited to be working with CWCBExpo to bring doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals much needed accredited education in the field of medical cannabis,” said Kristen Beury, President & CEO, Medical Resource Association, Inc.

The symposium attracted all types of medical professionals including Physicians, PAs, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Pharmacists, as well as social workers, Nutritionists, Naturopathic & Homeopathic Doctors, Rehabilitation Therapists, Certified Personal Trainers, and Health and Wellness Coaches.

The program included up to 8 CME/CE Credits and half-day accredited sessions were also offered.  The program was underwritten by Vireo, MedMen, Columbia Care, and NuggMD..

A Keynote Address by Steve White of Harvest Health & Recreation and “In Conversation with Bruce Linton” of Canopy Growth were also part of CWCBExpo NY, along with high level panels, workshops, more than 40 sessions in the conference program, and a sold-out exhibit floor.


SOURCE Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions

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