In the attached picture a major Rheumatologist stopped by our booth and a few pictures were taken. He was telling me how little cannabis therapy is being used due only to lack of knowledge to its’ effect and experience within the medical community especially the GP/Family doctor. They get no exposure and usage in their medical training even though they are prescribing numerous narcotics to many patients later on the same day but will not go or recommend cannabis therapy because they know nothing of or have no knowledge of helpful clinics like CMC. No problem; the possibilities will become endless over the next 2 years…this makes so much sense as the GP population will have to increase their knowledge as ‘standards of care’ is a benchmark in any and all therapies especially pain (the #1 medical problem in Canada and the world)…cannabis therapy looms large on this agenda and very near the top.
This is only the half of it. I saw over 200 people in the past two days and the experiences, stories and direction given (and these are older people) along of course with our referral slip literally turned heads and influenced thinking.