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MJBizConNEXT takes attendees into the future with a focus on what’s NEXT in the cannabis industry. This is why we chose it to officially announce our launch of Grass Roots America Magazine (GRAM)! Presented by MJBizDaily, the event features next generation technology with an emphasis on the innovations that are taking cannabis to the next level in the industry. The event features several expert speakers, including Anat Baron, Founder and CEO of Stashwall, as the Keynote!
Detroit’s CannaCon is the next stop on our summer travel plan! Premiering in 2018, CannaCon provided Detroit with it’s first landmark cannabis business expo, and now it’s back for a second year in a row. CannaCon Detroit 2019 will feature scientists, researchers, cultivators, nutritionists, business owners and more, bringing a wealth of cannabis education to the Great Lakes region!
FMCCE is one of the largest medical cannabis conferences in the United States. The event draws the best and the brightest physicians and medical professionals presenting evidence based cannabinoid medicine, from all over the world. You can also expect leaders in the fields of law, cultivation, government regulation, how to run a medical cannabis business, and other emerging topics on cannabis.
The USSC Expo is referred to as the Official Conference of the United States! Their mission is “to help and engage the patient population to the vast amounts of treatment that the cannabis and hemp plant can bring to all ages.” This mission aligns very closely to ours and we’re proud to be a part of it. See you there!
The Grass Roots America Magazine Team will be wrapping up our summer travel with another CannaCon! Massachusetts has a powerful industry, built with a solid foundation in cannabis cultivation all the way from Springfield, to Boston and Martha’s Vineyard. This may be our last stop of our summer tour, but we’re just getting started! Check out our Events Page for a full list of events we’ll be attending as we continue to learn and share great research about medicine all year long!
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Great Research About Medicine at the Cannabis Science Conference
People from around the world attended the Cannabis Science Conference in Portland, OR this past week. Featuring an impressive line up of educators in the fields of cannabis science and research, we understand why it’s known as the world’s largest and most technical science conference in cannabis. The event’s Plenary Speakers were Amazon John Easterling and Olivia Newton John, who shared about their journeys with the healing powers of plant medicines. Olivia credited cannabis as being what allowed her to stop using morphine, and it was ayahuasca, which she took in Peru, that gave her the ability to quit using anti-depressants.
It’s incredible stories like these that inspire us to continue in our mission to deliver Great Research About Medicine, one GRAM at a time. The conference also featured several excellent presentations our team was able to sit it on, including Dr. Bonni Goldstein’s presentation, CBD and CBG: Mechanisms of Action. We are proud to have an interview with Dr. Goldstein featured in our newest issue and you can read her interview here.
Our team met up with the Ryan family, who shared Sophie’s Story with us in our Children’s Issue, where Tracy Ryan shares her daughter Sophie’s miraculous story, and the challenges her family faced as parents treating their child with cannabis. Tracy was an emcee at the conference, spoke on the Pediatric Panel, and presented Medical Miracles or Simply Science – A Cancer Mom’s Road to a Cure.
Another incredibly educational presentation was, The Unified Theory of the Endocannabinoid System, presented by The Knox Docs. The Knox Docs “are a family of physicians with backgrounds in Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Family Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Preventive Medicine. They have expanded their expertise to include Integrative Cannabinology, Functional Endocannabinology™ and Cannabinoid Medicine, and are internationally recognized as thought leaders in the care of the endocannabinoid system and cannabis therapeutics.”
Dr. Justin Sulak, of Healer, presented, Cannabis for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. We’ve seen Dr. Sulak present before and we’re always impressed. We previously published notes from Dr. Sulak’s presentation at the Cannabis Science Conference East in Baltimore, MD earlier this year.
GRAM Sponsors Two Runners Who Consume Cannabis
Grass Roots America Magazine is excited to announce our sponsorship of the Green House Healthy 2019 Trail Marathon Challenge! The challenge follows the Founders of Green House Healthy, Heather and Antonio DeRose, as they complete their very first half and full trail marathons while educating about the benefits of cannabis for a healthy and active lifestyle.
In addition to being NASM Certified Personal Trainers and endurance athletes, the DeRose’s are both contributing writers for our magazine! Antonio produces a Cannabis and Fitness column in every issue, focused on the science behind cannabis and fitness, and how they can play a role in each issue’s theme. Heather writes several research based articles and recently wrote the exclusive interview with Alexis Bortell, who is on the cover of our Children’s Issue.
Heather and Antonio just completed the half trail marathon portion of the challenge on August 10th. They ran their first 13.1 miles at the Run the Rockies Half Trail Marathon in Frisco, Colorado. Heather came in 26th and Antonio finished 21st in their age groups. With it being their first half trail marathon, they both consider their finishes personal wins, and they attribute their ability to push themselves mentally and physically to the health and wellness benefits of cannabis.
When we asked Heather about how cannabis works for her as an athlete, she said, “I consumed cannabis all throughout my training, before the race, and after. I use it to get motivated to run, stay focused while training or competing, and to recover after. Cannabis flower is my go to supplement, but I also use several topical products and tinctures.” Both of them told us they are looking forward to their full trail marathon in December, and are already looking at adding more races to their challenge.
On top of their athletic challenges, the married couple also travel, presenting research-based education about cannabis, fitness, nutrition, and epilepsy. They will be with us at the Cannabis Science Conference West in Portland, OR, where they will be presenting Cannabinoids for Fitness. Then, later in September, they will be speaking about cannabis and sports at CanEx Jamaica where they will also be representing our magazine as press. We’re very proud of the educational work they do and all of their efforts to raise awareness for the health and wellness benefits of cannabis.