Medical Cannabis Education
Medical Cannabis Education Seminars
Here at NZHF, there is no doubt about it, we all want Cannabis LEGALIZED!
But is New Zealand really ready for this? In many ways New Zealand is long overdue a law change regarding cannabis, but if the law changed tomorrow, could you go to your local GP or doctor and receive sound advise you can trust from them? We dare say the answer is "no"! apart from a tiny handful.
Unfortunately due to the "reefer madness" social stigma, any Doctors, scientists, researchers etc have risked their careers if they dared to even breathe that they might study cannabis.
Fortunately, now, the social stigma is lifting about cannabis. It is now a more "dinner-table" topic than taboo.
Likewise a time has come in the medical field where Doctors, GP's, nurses etc are now encouraged to learn about cannabis rather than their career threatened, but where can they to go to learn?? Who do they contact?
We have your answer!
NZHF Medical Cannabis Education seminars will take place in the peace and quiet of our venue two days BEFORE the festival on April 18th and 19th 2019 - offering a quiet retreat for New Zealand Doctors, nurses, GP's, chemists and upcoming med students to come and learn for FREE. The offer extends to those in the general public who wish to learn too.
NZHF are proud to announce the following presentations at our Medical Cannabis Education seminars:
MediHuanna - MediHuanna strive to provide comprehensive, non-biased and easy to understand medicinal cannabis education for health professionals. Our goal is to educate health professionals in the safety requirements of prescribing by providing practical training courses to the medical community. Our accredited, science-based medicinal cannabis education will help medical practitioners develop the necessary skills to confidently assess and advise patients regarding the suitability of medicinal cannabis treatment.
Attendees of MediHuanna's presentation may be eligible for CPD points.
Medcanz - Medical Cannabis Awareness NZ is a Registered charity, run by a group of passionate, rational like-minded people with a personal stake in the need for Medical Cannabis in New Zealand. Our ambition first and foremost is to “Put Patients before Politics” and help others get access to Medical Cannabis in New Zealand through legal means. Our ambition is to facilitate and promote the re-introduction of Medicinal Cannabis products – as prescription medicines in NZ. We aim to provide a community for patients and their carers, to promote the education of both the general public and especially the medical fraternity, and work towards MC products being more widely available, without the stigma attached currently.
Medcanz will have a presentation on basic Medical science covering the "Endocannabinoid system" and the 6 main cannabinoids and their uses, as well as promoting the latest research on Medicinal Cannabis in New Zealand
Mark Klokeid aka Theweedguy was diagnosed with stage four high grade blood cancer in 2003 and was told if treatment did not work he would have a few months to live. His entire body had cancer in it, he had a tumors on his head, neck and inside his bone marrow. Faced with months of Chemotherapy, Spinal Therapy and finally a Bone Marrow Transplant, Theweedguy promised never to take life for granted ever again.
Due to his condition Theweedguy continues to deal with the effects of his treatment and uses doctor prescribed Marijuana for his medicine. Federally Licensed to grow marijuana and mentored by The Urban Grower, Theweedguy has created videos of his travels around the world. Additionally, he posts generally entertaining educational videos about the normalization of Cannabis.
Mark will be presenting his documentary "The Union" as well as a first hand insight into his groundbreaking treatment using medical cannabis.
Dr Graham Gulbransen - Dr Graham Gulbransen is the first NZ doctor to prescribe the standardised cannabis product Tilray CBD25. Graham is an experienced medically trained Cannabis Consultant, General Practitioner and Addiction Specialist. He takes self-referrals and GP referrals for assessment and for the prescribing of medicinal cannabis (medical marijuana)
Dr Gulbransen has a colourful resume of Medical cannabis training including:
- Hemp Health & Innovation Expo, Sydney, 27-28 May 2017
- The First Australian Medicinal Cannabis Course, Associate Professor David Caldicott, Melbourne, 22 June 2017
- Medicinal Cannabis Symposium, United in Compassion, Melbourne, 23 – 25 June 2017
- Mum, Cannabis and Me, documentary, Tori Catherwood - watch video
- Medicinal Cannabis Course, Auckland, 18 November 2017
- Medicinal Cannabis Training, 6 April 2018 download pdf
- Misuse of Drugs Amendment, Wellington, 2 May 2018 - download pdf
Dr Gulbransen will provide first hand experience of prescribing medicinal cannabis in New Zealand.
Tori Catherwood - Presenting "Mum, Cannabis and Me"
This 30-minute investigative documentary is the story of a medical student, challenging the establishment after witnessing doctors break the Patient Code of Rights because they were not having informed conversations with their patients about using cannabis as a medicine.
Victoria Catherwood (Tori) a fifth‐year medical student at the University of Otago, a researcher and co‐founder of The University of Otago Integrative Medicine Otago, Group says it is her aim to reduce harm by equipping doctors and the medical community about the relevance of evidence‐based medicine so they can have the appropriate medicinal cannabis conversations with patients.
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A unique patients perspective by Danny Battershill. Some may have Danny Suffers from chronic eczema and has undergone a massive journey to attain legal Medicinal cannabis for treatment. His journey has not been an easy one. Danny will be sharing his story in order to inspire a wider understanding on medical cannabis, in the hope that we may learn from his tough journey, and work to improve access to medicinal cannabis to those whom need the most.