I can’t believe it’s Spring already!
As anticipated, the start of 2019 has been busier than ever. Over the first three months I’ve had the opportunity to travel across Vancouver Island, the lower mainland, Northern British Columbia and even the other side of the world to teach the doctors Down Under about medical cannabis. It was an amazing opportunity to interact with the physicians in Australia who are relatively new to the science of cannabinoid medicine. Since Canada legalized medical cannabis in 2001, we are acknowledged as world leaders in the field and our experience is proving invaluable to other countries who are eager to learn.
Closer to home, I have been working with the First Nations Health Authority in various jurisdictions to help establish medical cannabis policy and management protocols. As well, I have had the opportunity to address special interest groups including the Arthritis, Epilepsy and Parkinsons Societies. At the end of this month, I will be giving the Keynote address to Canada‘s first conference dedicated to Seniors and medical cannabis…the largest and fastest growing demographic using cannabinoids as an alternative to standard medications that are either ineffective or associated with intolerable side effects.
Over the next few months, I will be travelling across Canada again to help educate doctors on the authorization and practical management of medical cannabis. During this time, I will also be consulting to various organizations on aspects regarding both medical and recreational cannabis.
I will also continue to accept referrals from my physician colleagues for assessment of their patients and whether they are suitable candidates for a trial of medical cannabis. While either on the road or at home, I am able to conduct these assessments ‘virtually’ through Telemedicine that utilizes either Skype or FaceTime.
Despite the busy and hectic schedule, helping medical cannabis patients reach their goals is the most rewarding medicine I have ever practiced…