From Prejudice to Practice: Unlocking the Therapeutic Cannabis Industry

The Good Medicine On the Go team dives into the complex and polarizing topic of therapeutic cannabis. Tune into this six-part series, as co-host Kara Ware, NBC-HWC, and Dr. Nathan Morris, MD interview experts, explore the history of cannabis in America, review clinical research on the Endocannabinoid system and how to affect it with phytocannabinoids and lifestyle, investigate product quality,  see what it’s really like behind dispensary doors, and peek into the future of education and therapeutic applications. 

With 1 in 5 Americans using some kind of cannabis product, providers must know how cannabis fits into the Functional Medicine toolbox to safely guide patients as cannabis is reintroduced into medicine and American culture. 

 Discover the promise and pitfalls of cannabis in this latest season of Good Medicine On the Go—available wherever you like to listen!

This season Kara and Nathan are joined by Dr. Janice Knox, Drug Historian, Emily Dufton, Dr. Kelly Heim, and pediatric PharmD, Dr. Codi Peterson.

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Why care about cannabis therapeutics?

Featured Speakers

Dr. Janice Knox

Dr. Dr. Janice Vaughn-Knox is a board-certified anesthesiologist, cannabinoid medicine specialist and clinical endocannabinologist who believes in the power of self-healing.Dr. Janice uses her expertise, experience and knowledge of cannabis therapeutics to help treat and relieve symptoms of chronic disease that traditional medicine has failed to conquer. Dr. Janice is certified by the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine as a Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist. Dr. Janice is a much sought-after speaker for cannabis therapeutics nationally and abroad.

Emily Dufton Speakers

Emily Dufton

“An oracle of knowledge on all things marijuana” - Boston Herald, Emily Dufton is a drug historian, writer and researcher based near Washington, D.C. She received her BA from New York University and earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from George Washington University. Her first book, Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America, traces over 50 years of cannabis activism and was named one of “The 8 Best Weed Books to Read Right Now” by Rolling Stone and one of “The Top 5 Cannabis Books to Have In Your Personal Library” by 10buds.com.

Dr. Kelly Heim Speakers

Dr. Kelly Heim

Dr. Kelly Heim is Senior Scientific Director of Genomics and Pharmacology for the Healthcare Practitioner Brands of Atrium Innovations. He received his pharmacology degree from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Heim also has a doctorate in pharmacology, and the reason he went into the field of Personalized Medicine is because he wanted to be strategic about developing new medicines and new options to treat difficult diseases and improve patient care in a way that was as exact and precise and evidence based as possible. The topic of cannabis therapeutics is of great interest to Dr. Heim because it allows us to incorporate some of the molecular data that has evolved on cannabinoids and apply them clinically.

Dr. Codi Peterson

Dr. Codi Peterson is an experienced clinical pediatric pharmacist. He is pursuing a MS in Medical Cannabis Science & Therapeutics from University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. Codi is interested in pursuing medicinal value of cannabis, enhancing endocannabinoid health, and driving the industry forward with an evidence based, integrative approach to cannabinoids. Codi is also a science advisor to The Cannigma.

Dr. Ethan Russo

Ethan Russo, MD, is a board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and author. He is the Founder and CEO of credo-science.com.At the current time, Dr. Russo hopes to advance cannabis-based and botanical therapeutics via the development of optimized chemovars and extracts, as well as pursuing novel formulations and diagnostics related to the endocannabinoid system in our new venture, CReDO Science https://credo-science.com/.

Dr. Jennifer Anderson

Dr. Jen is a Family Physician specializing in cannabinoids. 5 yrs ago, her son was seizing 3-4x/hr. He had failed all options and she was asked if she wanted him resuscitated. At that point, as a last resort, Dr. Jen tried CBD. Since then her son has been thriving. Previously, he had been in hospital 90% of the time with chronic lung disease from aspirations and now their family has celebrated 3 yrs with no hospital visits for seizures. For the past 4 yrs, Dr Jen has been working with patients who have failed all options and is giving them the chance to explore cannabinoids. The results with her patients have been amazing. She now advocates, educates, and advises on cannabinoids to patients, colleagues and the industry. She enjoys working with LPs advising to help develop products we need for kids.

Good Medicine On the Go team

Nathan Morris M.D

Nathan Morris, MD, IFMCP, Co-host

Nathan Morris, M.D. is a family practice, trained functional medicine practitioner. He specializes in determining connections between seemingly disparate clinical observations, approaching the body as an integrated whole. Dr. Morris applies genetic testing as a tool to objectively guide personalized approaches.

Kara Ware, NBC-HWC, Co-host and Business Advisor

Kara Ware, Co-host and Business Coach

Kara Ware has worked in conventional and functional medicine practices for the past 18-years. She is a leading contributor to improving patient retention and clinical outcomes for Functional Medicine practices. Her deep understanding of the patient’s experience, her business acumen, and her coaching skills make Kara an important asset when designing, opening, running, and growing a Functional Medicine practice.

Paul Larkin Atrium-Innovations Education Strategy Manager

Paul Larkin, Atrium-Innovations Education Strategy Manager

Paul Larkin is Manager of Education Strategy at Pure Encapsulations. In this role, he oversees the development of educational assets across various media (video, audio, print). By combining the rigor of science and the art of storytelling, Paul aims to create captivating and evidence-based education for healthcare providers (HCPs). Paul has advised HCPs on the efficacy and application of dietary supplements and lectured domestically and abroad on topics related to nutritional genomics and dietary supplements. He is passionate about lifestyle and preventative medicine.

Kelsey Stafstrom Atrium-Innovations E-Learning Manager

Kelsey Stafstrom, Atrium-Innovations E-Learning Manager

Kelsey Stafstrom, MS, is a science communication enthusiast who brings her unique background in biomedical research and policy to the Good Medicine On The Go podcast production team. She currently serves as the Manager of Clinical Education for Atrium Innovations Professional Brands and helps design, write, and edit our podcast episodes.

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