10:45-11:15 • Holistic Wellness and Cannabis
Explore holistic modalities that support the body’s endocannabinoid system toward wellness, that should be done in conjunction with using cannabis.
Presented by Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT, President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA)
Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT has been a nurse for 24 years, with a wide practice background including experience within acute care settings, pediatrics, hospice care, and parish nursing. Dr. Clark is an associate professor at University of Maine at Augusta and the President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA). Dr. Clark leads the education and research committee for ACNA and she was recently selected to be on the Nursing Advisory Board for Thomas Jefferson’s Lambert Center for The Study of Medical Cannabis and Hemp. She has worked closely with the ACNA and The Cannabis Medicine Institute to develop learning modules for nurses around the endocannabinoid system.
Dr. Clark has presented on the endocannabinoid system and the nurse’s role with supporting medicinal use of cannabis at the American Holistic Nurses Association national conference and the Oncology Nursing Society’s National Congress. Having supported individuals on their healing journey with medicinal use of the sacred herb cannabis, Dr. Clark looks forward to sharing her knowledge with other like-minded nurses.
11:30-12:00 • Cannabis Terpenoids
As medical marijuana gains greater public and research attention, most of the focus has been on the cannabinoids produced by Cannabis species, specifically the two most prominent: THC and CBD. In true appreciation of the cannabis flower, one should focus more deeply on the terpenoids, which are produced in wide array by Cannabis species. Terpenoids are highly aromatic compounds which give the plant its wide variety of smells and flavors, and they are certainly responsible for the diversity of cannabis experience one notes when using different strains of the plant. Extensive crossbreeding of cannabis strains has rendered the terms sativa and indica almost obsolete; understanding and predicting strain difference will likely come from appreciating the distribution of terpenoids in an individual plant, either through laboratory testing or through savoring the differences in fragrance or taste.
Dr. Eng will discuss the structure and function of terpenoids, which are the major components of many essential oils, cannabis and otherwise. Cannabis is said to produce more than 100 terpenoids. Dr. Eng will focus on a handful of the best characterized ones: limonene, pinene, myrcine, linolool and caryophyline. Learn the unique odor associated with each terpenoid, which other plants also produce them, and the unique medical applications associated with each of these compounds.
Presented by Dr. Michael Eng of Integrative Medicine
Dr. Michael Eng is a physician and board certified pathologist. For the last 4 1/2 years he has worked with Integr8 Health in Falmouth and Manchester, ME, and now has a private practice on Main St. in Bridgton, ME. Michael provides certification and consultation for the medical use of marijuana. He has also begun working in Medication Assisted Treatment of Opiate Addiction.
12:15-12:45 • MOFGA’S Certified Clean Cannabis Program
MOFGA’s Certified Clean Cannabis program aims to provide third party verification of growing practices that mirror the National Organic Program of the USDA. For nearly 50 years, MOFGA has been advocating for sustainable and environmentally sound agricultural production. As the medical and adult use cannabis and hemp industry grows, MOFGA can provide the verification of marketing claims that can assist the end user with making decisions about the products they choose to purchase and consume. More information about the program can be found here: MOFGA Certified Clean Cannabis.
Presented Chris Grigsby of MOFGA
1:00-1:30 • Intro to Testing and Understanding Results
Presented Matt Coughlan of Sensible
Sensible LLC is a consumer safety and education company based in Bridgton. We offer testing and labeling services to the Maine cannabis industry. We help consumers understand exactly what is in the products they purchase by providing them access to the full test reports on our website with QR links on product packages. At Sensible, we believe that a successful cannabis market depends on providing eduction and reliable, transparent information. Look for our sample kits in garden centers near you to access a full range of testing options for home growers, patients and caregivers.
1:45 • Canna Care Docs – Three Person Panel
Why you should obtain a medical Card. How to obtain a Medical Card. Opioids vs Cannabis for pain relief. Closing with Q & A
Presented by : Canna Care Docs – Catherine Lewis, Erin Doolittle and Lead by Kathleen McKinnon, RDH, Director of Operations
Kathleen McKinnon is a Massachusetts resident and is the Director of Operations for Canna Care Docs, the largest medical marijuana evaluation center in the US. She is a pioneer in providing education related to cannabinoid therapies across a range of conditions. She has been with Canna Care Docs since its inception in 2013 and has been instrumental in developing the educational process that makes so many patients successful with Canna Care Docs. Kathleen is thoroughly knowledgeable about failed treatment options and the desperations families and patients face regarding opioid addictions, and sees the benefits of Cannabis as addiction treatment, among many other medicinal uses.