Kristina became a freelance writer composing more than 400 educational pieces about cannabis and hemp, as well as, ghostwriting three books. Today, she combines her love of technology with a passion for the cannabis industry as the Editorial Content Manager for Cannabis Tech.View the profile
American Board Certified Physician and Neuroscientist, specializing in the clinical practice of addiction, occupational and preventive medicine. Dr. Shaw has undertaken cannabinoid clinical research via individual patient case studies to evaluate potential therapeutic applications of high dose cannabidiol treatment in various disease states (autoimmune, pain, opioid dependence, cancer) co-founded a company focusing on cannabinoid therapeutics and launched a boutique brand of medical grade CBD products.View the profile
Dr. Russell is a member of the SACRED MEDICAL ORDER KNIGHTS of HOPE (SMOKH). This prestigious organization only accepts those health care providers who have been sponsored and who meet high levels of integrity, honesty, and commitment to the health and welfare of humankind. SMOKH members offer free medical services to impoverished and underserved communities worldwide.View the profile
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It is no secret that the over-prescribing of opioid medications, particularly OxyContin™, has led to a national crisis which has come to be known as the Opioid Epidemic. Prompted from recommendations issued by professional medical associations, concern of punitive actions taken by State medical boards, and at times, even monetary incentives, Physicians were encouraged to prescribe this more addictive form of pain medication than was otherwise necessary. With the explosion of cannabidiol (CBD) products on the market, many suffering from chronic pain have started using this natural alternative with much success? Is it time for medical professionals to discuss and recommend CBD as a viable option for patients addicted to opioids or suffering from chronic pain?
04:01 Speaker introductions
17:51 FDA and DEA views on opioids and cannabis
23:20 Is CBD going to replace opioids?
35:30 Getting past cannabis stigmas
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Good morning, everyone, and thanks to you so much for joining us here today at the CBD Expo Mountain. My name is Kristina Etter and I am the Editorial Content Director for a publication called Cannabis Tech. Behind the scenes. Although I spent 20 years working incorporates mobile technology. I can't say that I ever imagined that I would be employed by a cannabis publication or for that matter sitting here with all of you talking about the opioid epidemic disturbing on Asian, but just a few years ago my life changed. For years, I watched my
husband struggles every single day with a concoction of massive doses of opioids including Vicodin Fentanyl and Percocet. I was sent to one position after another in two different states. Tell us that opiates were always a part of his pain management regimen but then in March of 2016 I watch something amazing. I watched my husband walk away from a 10-year. It's legal opiate addiction without so much as a single day. I was absolutely amazed by what I had witnessed and by what he
experienced and I knew that I had to tell the world what we had seen. Is CBD and cannabis products to do this for my husband? I knew that they could help someone else too. And that's when I switched careers and I became a journalist in the Cannabis industry. Today, I cannot tell you the honor that it is for me to stand up here and hose this panel talking about this topic. That is absolutely tearing our country apart and leaving
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