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Healing with Cannabis — With special guest experts from around the country

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 12:00:00 PST

Saturday, November 14, 2015
12–2pm PST

Cancer is a profitable business as well as a tragic source of grief and loss. There are treatments and cures that are not patentable, and therefore not profitable, to the pharmaceutical industry. We at Thrive have been exploring these alternative treatments, which include cannabis for some kinds of cancers and other ailments. This event brings together representatives from the medicinal cannabis movement, including:

  • Dr. William L. Courtney has a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, is a Doctor of Medicine, has Interned for Residency in Psychiatry at California Pacific Medical Center and went on to earn his Post Doctorate in Forensic Examination and Forensic Medicine. A member of American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, the International Cannabinoid Research Society, the International Association of Cannabis as Medicine, and the Society of Clinical Cannabis, Dr. Courtney has also been teaching Continuing Medical Education courses in clinical cannabis.

    Dr. Courtney is Vice President of the Association Luxembourgeoise des Methodes Preventives, an ambulatory care facility in Luxembourg utilizing dietary unheated cannabis. He is working with dispensaries interested in providing high dose raw / juiced cannabis to seriously ill medical marijuana patients, and is also working to establish analytic / medical laboratories in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties, California.

  • Valerie Corral, the co-founder of Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, WAMM collective, is a dedicated leader who has personally witnessed dozens of people reverse their death sentence and live healthfully after undergoing cannabis treatment. This includes people healing from stage 4 metastasized cancer — Stage IV Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinasepositive (ALK+) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to myoclonic-astatic epilepsy (MAE or Doose syndrome) in children. Many have utilized combination therapies that include chemotherapies, other have opted not to engage in pharmaceuticals and have experienced success with alternative modalities.

  • Robert Forte is a scholar of the history and psychology of religion, focusing on the use and abuse of sacred plants and drugs. His first book, Entheogens and the Future of Religion, is considered, “the best single inquiry into the religious significance of chemically occasioned mysticism that has yet appeared,” by Huston Smith. He also edited Timothy Leary: Outside Looking In, and the 30th Anniversary Edition of The Road To Eleusis. One of the early researchers of the curative effects of MDMA, he has also conducted fieldwork on ayahuasca and cancer. For the last six years, he has focused on cannabis as a locally grown therapeutic sacrament. Robert will discuss the history of cannabis legislation and the implications of the various current legalization initiatives.

Join us for this exciting opportunity to engage with people on the front lines of this transformative approach to healing.


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