TDCANN Insititute in Ohio has announced a seminar series on cannabis for public officials, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, and the public.
The premier seminar for ‘The Cannabis Impact: Opportunities, Issues, and Challenges for Ohio’ will take place February 4, 2017 at The Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio.
The seminar is designed to educate the community about the cannabis plant, its varying medicinal properties, its impact on health outcomes, as well as the role and impact of cannabis on the local, state, and national stage. The role of business and potential opportunities and ramifications will also be discussed.
The objectives for the first seminar are to:
- Examine the key aspects of the cannabis industry being introduced to Ohio, and the importance of education
- Understand the history of cannabis in Ohio
- Review the current state of science and research regarding cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System
- Understanding of risk and benefits of the industry for the patient, businessperson, and governmental officials on a local and statewide level
- Assess the significance of cannabis in other states and the lessons that have been learned
- Discuss the needs, opportunities, and barriers for collaboration among, across, and within the governmental role, the healthcare role, the business person role, and the role of the patient.
Dr. Debra L. Kimless — an anesthesiologist and internationally acclaimed cannabis health care expert and researcher — will give the seminar’s keynote address. Dr. Kimless brings a truly unique level of experience to the table, having studied with many internationally recognized cannabis researchers. Dr. Kimless’ current work covers microdosing with cannabis oils and patient outcomes.
Don E. Wirtshafter, Esq., an Ohio attorney, entrepreneur, and a pioneer of the cannabis industry will address the state of Ohio’s history with the cannabis plant. “DonE” Wirtshafter has been a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society for twenty years and is currently the founder/director of The Cannabis Museum.
A presentation covering the basics of how cannabis reacts with the human body will be given by Heather Manus — a.k.a. Nurse Heather — who is a specialist in all aspects of medical cannabis care. Nurse Heather is a pioneering dispensary owner, one of New Mexico’s earliest edibles producers, and is currently the owner/founder of Nature Nurse.
Other speakers include Rhory Gould, an award-winning dispensary owner from Michigan; Lynn Watchman, a former policy maker for Ohio; Irv Rosenfeld, a cannabis stock expert who is also the longest surviving of the final four federal medical cannabis patients; and Tim Johnson, a retired law enforcement officer turned security asset protection specialist.
The event was organized by TDCANN Institute’s founder, Theresa Daniello. Daniello originally founded the organization in 2014 after working in and advising several states through their legalization processes. Daniello believes the upcoming seminars will help steer Ohio’s industry towards the responsible treatment of patients and businesses alike.
“We’re trying to provide an objective education about the benefits and the risks that will be taken on as this industry unfolds in the state,” she told Ganjapreneur. “We’re creating an industry here. I think it’s important to keep our patients protected as we investigate the industry, and — for both our small businesspersons and for larger cannabis conglomerates as they get involved in Ohio — we need the best level of education for our public officials and our investors.”
Tickets cost $299 and are currently available from the events section of the TDCANN Institute website.