4:00 - 5:00
While states may differ on their interpretation of as well as access to medicinal cannabis, 25+ states now allow patients to consume cannabis to treat a wide variety of illness. The picture of access is evolving rapidly within and across states. Get an overview of what cannabis, as a medicine can offer, what has already been achieved for the very sick including cancer patients, epileptics, and pain sufferers – learn about the profound, partially unexpected impact across society – lower ER admissions, lower use of prescription pain and anxiety medications. What may be possible when we as a society open our consciousness to the medicinal properties of cannabis – how will our society evolve, how will our ‘pill’ culture change? What does the path forward look like? Is it possible to combine ‘eastern’ and ‘western’ medicine in the name of patient outcomes? How do we get there together? What will it take for cannabis, or its extracts, to be widely accepted as medicine?