The 2021 Virtual Cannabis Research Conference was held on August 3- 5. Dr. Fisher participated in a panel discussion that was hosted by Ruth Charbonneau, Associate Director, The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp.
The discussion was titled, “Law and Regulation and its Role in Cannabis Research.”
Other Panelists included:
- Andrew Cole, Customized Audit Solutions and Compliance at BSI
- Deborah Miran, Consultant at DMiran Consulting, and Former Maryland Medical Cannabis Commissioner
The panelists discussed such issues as
- How cannabis is unique relative to other agricultural and pharmaceutical products
- Why standards, consistency, and good manufacturing processes are important and how to bring them to the cannabis industry
- How to enable small providers and product variety to flourish in the industry
The Cannabis Conversation Podcast, hosted by Anuj Desai, is a discussion with industry leaders to help cannabis businesses grow through learning and collaboration. Dr. Fisher was the guest on Episode #121. The topic of the discussion was: How Do You Fit Cannabis into Western Medicine?
The heart of the discussion was led by a few important questions. Why doesn't cannabis fit into the traditional paradigm used in Western medicine? Specifically, Ruth and Anuj discussed how the general approach of Western Medicine is to use synthetically created therapeutics with a single active ingredient. The use of whole-plant cannabis extracts is inconsistent with this paradigm. Next, why are physicians are so reluctant to prescribe cannabis for their patients? Lastly, there was a question of clinical research: the use of real-world data, rather than more traditional randomized controlled trials, can be used to establish cannabis efficacy in patients.
Hear the full discussion here:
Dr. Ruth Fisher has joined forces with CannDynamics, Inc, to create the Medical Cannabis Fundamentals certification courses. We are pleased to announce the availability of the first course: Medical Cannabis Fundamentals - Basics. The course includes dozens of video lectures combined with text and quizzes. If the student sufficiently passes a course, they will be provided with a certificate suitable for printing and framing.
Once purchased, the student will maintain access to the courseware materials for a full year. They may take and retake the quizzes as many times as they need until they are sufficiently passed, and lectures may be watched and rewatched as often as desired. See why this course is already gaining acclaim from industry professionals.
Join host Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man as he interviews Dr. Ruth Fisher on the Mar 13, 2021 podcast episode of The Cannabis Enigma Podcast. The episode titled, "Can medical cannabis survive adult-use legalization?" can be heard here:
You can also read a transcript of the episode here, but I recommend listening to it. Dr. Fisher gives some very precise answers to some great questions about the market dynamics involved when states first adopt medical cannabis, then they eventually transition to recreational cannabis. Spoiler: the medical users get hosed!
Don't miss Dr. Fisher's appearance on the Soul D'Licious Infused podcast, Episode #32. Her segment titled, Cannabis Newbies can be heard below. Topics include:
- the dynamics of cannabis in the healthcare industry
- what newbie patients need to know
- how the endocannabinoid system works with the rest of the body
- why physicians don't normally prescribe cannabis
- conditions and medications that are contraindicated with cannabis and why
We think you'll really like this one!
Thanks to Alissa Merrill and Jimmy Young for featuring Dr. Fisher on their Cannabis Live Chat channel.
Posted by Pro Cannabis Media, this episode's summary is:
Everything you ever wanted to know about weed as a medicine is in the Medical Cannabis Primer by Ruth Fisher PHD. She talks about weed as a medicine in her book that includes the ratio of THC and CBD from this amazing plant and how to use it responsibly. This is part of the Cannabis Chat live series of programs produced by Pro Cannabis Media. Alissa Merrill from Flowerandtonic.com and Jimmy Young from Pro Cannabis Media.
Be sure to check it out here:
Host Wayne Schwind has invited Dr. Fisher back for her fifth appearance on the Periodic Effects podcast. In episode Pe176, Wayne and Ruth discuss The Great Cannabis Debate: Pharma vs Whole Plant vs Isolates.
The complete episode summary:
“Cannabis” is taking many forms as rec and medical markets evolve, but which form is the best? Is there a best? We discuss the context needed for choosing “best” and how all these forms may have a future… that is assuming big money operators don’t lock up markets with lobbying and heavy regulations to create oligarchies, you know, those fun business strategies we like to cover :)
Take a listen below.
Green In CHI is an organization that hosts and promotes Cannabis Industry Educational, and Networking, Events in Chicago.
On the night of Wednesday July 29th, two of Green In CHI's Co-Founders, Dan Garms and Altan Erdemir will be interviewing their Featured Guest: Ruth Fisher, Co-Founder of CannDynamics and Author of The Medical Cannabis Primer.
Use this link to sign-up: Attend Event
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