Join the medical cannabis community for the Cannabis Health Summit, provided to the world for free by Green Flower. Register now for this online event, 9am-5pm on January 23rd-24th. 

Cannabis Reports will be providing live coverage and updates through our blog and social media channels. You can also engage with our team through our Green Flower vendor booth.


Today is the second day of the Cannabis Health Summit. This event is being hosted by Green Flower, a media company devoted to broadcasting cannabis knowledge worldwide. The second day of the summit promises equally exciting speakers as the first day.

Even if you missed the live broadcast, Green Flower will be making the video content available in the future as well.

Amanda Reiman: Cannabis as a Better Treatment for Addiction


Amanda Reiman is the manager of law and policy for the Drug Policy Alliance, one of the leading advocacy groups for a more legitimate cannabis community.

For her Cannabis Health Summit presentation, Reiman discussed the potential of cannabis in combatting addiction and addictive behaviors. Core themes included mindfulness, and the knowledge that harm reduction is more important than demanding abstinence.

Mara Gordon: How to Treat Cancer with Cannabis


Mara Gordon, founder of Aunt Zelda’s, took the opportunity to discuss the way in which cannabis can help relieve cancer symptoms. One of the key aspects of cannabis healing is to know  exactly what medicine you are taking, and in what dosage.

Gordon showed that if we want to move forward as a community, we need to universally start demanding more consumer safety and industry transparency.

Dr. Deborah Malka: How Each Ingestion Method Affects You Differently


Dr. Deborah Malka, a California cannabis physician, presented on the different effects that can be brought on by various methods of cannabis consumption. Dr. Malka has many years of experience guiding patients toward the cannabis therapy methods that are right for them.

There are risks and benefits to all types of cannabis use, which is why it is important to know the differences between smoking, vaporizing, ingestion, sublingual application, topical, or raw consumption.

Martin Lee: CBD: A Medical Marijuana Game-Changer


Martin Lee is the director of Project CBD. Mr. Lee did a fantastic job of explaining how the myths of cannabidiol (CBD) are being spread, and the truth behind synergistic cannabinoid therapy.

CBD has changed public perception on the healing properties of cannabis, but unfortunately there is still a lot of work to be done for everyone to have an accurate understanding.

Alison Ettel: Cannabis for Pets

Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 11.07.07 AM

Alison Ettel, the founder of TreatWell, presented valuable information on safely and effectively providing our pets with cannabis therapy. Ettel described the proper methods for dosing pets with cannabis medication, pointing out that pets actually absorb cannabinoids differently than humans do.

TreatWell is devoted to safe cannabis therapy for pets, and Alison Ettel very graciously provides information to anyone curious about cannabis and pets.

Ask the Experts Panel with Max Simon

Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 12.40.11 PM

After the lunch break, Max Simon hosted another “Ask the Experts” panel featuring Mara Gordon, Dr. Malka, Martin Lee, and Alison Ettel.

The panel discussed the efficacy of CBD and other cannabinoids, as well as the differences between hemp extracts, and extracts from the resinous flowers of cannabis.

In turn, panelists noted the importance of each patient being their own advocate and understanding techniques for proper dosing. Another important theme was the need for transparency and accessible lab tests.

Jesce Horton: Minority Cannabis Business Association

Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 1.27.33 PM

Jesce Horton is the cofounder of the Minority Cannabis Business Association and a member of the Portland, OR cannabis industry. The MCBA is a new organization working hard to bring more minorities and women into the cannabis industry.

Horton explained the importance of diversity in the fledgling cannabis industry, and maintained that education and accessibility should be the foundation of the cannabis movement.

Nurse Heather: Cannabis as a Tool for Spiritual Growth and Healing


Nurse Heather, of Cannabis Nurses, is an advocate for cannabis as a plant that can promote well-being on all levels. Nurse Heather began doing research on cannabis as a medicine when her own personal experiences were inadvertently relieved by the plant.

A core theme of her presentation was that cannabis helps the total health of a patient: mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Heather Jackson: Cannabis for Seizures and Epilepsy

Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 2.24.19 PM

Heather Jackson, Executive Director of The Realm of Caring, offered expertise on cannabis for seizures and epilepsy. After treating her son’s seizures with cannabis, Jackson began researching and spreading awareness of the medical benefits for children with severe epilepsy and debilitating seizures.

Jackson also reaffirmed the necessity of patients having reliable access to quality medicine, and also having the tools to determine the most effective delivery method and dosages for their personal needs.

Dr. Gregory Smith: Cannabis for Arthritis and Inflammation Issues


Dr. Gregory Smith provided insight into the efficacy of cannabis for arthritic symptoms and chronic inflammation. He offered that an effective treatment strategy involves tracking reactions to dosing without any negative effects.

Cannabidiol has been shown to be very effective for cannabis inflammation, and finding the sweet spot begins with understanding that cannabis is a very safe medicine.

Joel Stanley: Quality Control: Get Clear on What Constitutes Clean, Safe, and Effective Cannabis


Joel Stanley, of CW Botanicals, believes that the safe and reliable future of cannabis medicine starts with the community demanding higher standards.

Knowing where the medicine comes from and how it has been tested throughout the production process is important for administering consistent cannabis therapy.

Keeping Up with Cannabis Science

You can check out the Cannabis Reports coverage of both days of the event on our blog and throughout our social media platforms. Feel free to engage with our team on our Facebook pageTwitter, and Instagram. You can also engage with our team through our Green Flower vendor booth.