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Cannabis As Medicine: An Introduction


Dates and Times:
Thursday, October 11, 7-9pm

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Tickets $30, available at Naturistas 

More than 70 years of prohibition has not stopped people from utilizing Cannabis as a powerful and effective medicine. As the legal medicinal cannabis industry gears up in Canada, people of all ages are turning to this ancient medicine in the hopes that they can use cannabis to manage their symptoms and disease processes without the debilitating side-effects of some pharmaceutical drugs.

This talk will focus on a broad overview of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, including its strengths and limitations. We will start with an introduction to the humble cannabis plant and learn a little about its once ubiquitous place in day-to-day life. We will review medical conditions that can be helped by cannabis, and be introduced to various intake methods, dosing and strain selection. This presentation is ideal for health care practitioners, current medical cannabis users and anyone seeking a better understanding of how cannabis works as medicine. 

  • Learn a little about the cannabis plant and its’ historical contribution to society
  • Review the broad categories of health issues that may benefit from cannabis medicine
  • Briefly look at intake methods, dosing and strain selection
  • Be introduced to current Canadian laws for medical cannabis
  • Time will be set-aside at the end of the talk for q & a

Jeananne Laing is a Cannabis Educator, Registered Herbalist, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Through her Enhealthment programs Jeananne helps others regain and maintain health through the use of herbal remedies, nutrition, and lifestyle hacking. Jeananne is excited to now include counselling on legal medical cannabis as a powerful healing tool for her clients.

After many years of managing and teaching at the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing, Jeananne continues her passion for education as Co-founder/Co-Director at Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies. She is a Cannabis Educator at Harvest Medicine Clinic in Calgary and frequently speaks on various aspects of cannabis and other herbal medicines. Jeananne is a founding member and current President of the Alberta Herbalists Association.

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