Dustin Sulak, DO is an integrative osteopathic physician and leader in the emerging field of cannabinoid medicine. His clinical practice focuses on treating refractory conditions in adults and children. Dr. Sulak is the founder of Integr8 Health, a medical practice in Maine that follows over 8,000 patients using medical cannabis, and Healer.com, a medical cannabis patient education resource. He sits on the board of directors of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and has lectured to healthcare providers internationally on the science and clinical applications of cannabis.
Dr. Mary Clifton is one of the more dynamic and knowledgeable doctors working with patients on how CBD/Cannabis can help their lives. A New York state licensed doctor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Mary specializes in the ways that CBD/Cannabis can work on a wide range of diagnosis including autism, cancer, anxiety, stress, physical pain sexual performance and other symptoms rather than traditional therapies that involve opiates and other addictive and dangerous drugs. Dr. Clifton provides a website filled with informative and educational videos on a growing list of ways that this plant improves lives. Dr. Clifton presents her information in an understandable way and helps break down a lot of the misperceptions that have created a real misplace stigma against how CBD/Cannabis work to make life easier for millions. Dr. Mary Clifton is an Internal Medicine doctor in New York City. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Medical School and has 20 years of experience in both hospitals and private practice. She is a published researcher, national speaker on women’s health and author of four books, including a best-selling ebook on CBD and a COOKBOOK to support ease of use.
Dr. Adam Abodeely MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS is the founder/CEO of ReserveMD™and is a Double Board Certified Surgeon specializing in gastrointestinal diseases and cancer. Realizing the benefits of cannabis for patients with such ailments, Dr. Abodeely expanded his medical cannabis practice to include patients with a variety of medical ailments and currently treats patients utilizing cannabis based therapies for over 100 different conditions. Dr. Abodeely gives presentations to a variety of audiences and provides consultations on various aspects of medical cannabis. He is an author who has several cannabis publications including his book titled “A Surgeon’s Perspective on the Science & Truth of Cannabis”. Dr. Abodeely is also the cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer for World CannaHealth and the Chief Medical Officer for the CBD training academy. He is dedicated to advancing the science and education of cannabinoid-based therapies. He has a special interest in formulating products which capture the unique benefits of cannabinoids, terpenes and other natural ingredients to provide optimal synergy and interaction with the human endocannabinoid system.
Blake Pearson, M.D. is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (Canada) and an American Board of Family Medicine certified family physician. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of functional and cannabinoid-based medicine and has treated thousands of patients with a range of complex conditions including chronic pain, sleep disorders, anxiety, and cancer, as well as behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with dementia and autism spectrum disorders that have failed conventional treatments.
In addition to patient care, Dr. Pearson is on a mission to evolve medicine and empower practitioners to integrate cannabinoids into daily practice. He has mentored and personally trained over 500 physicians & nurse practitioners across North America, Europe, Australia and South America, and continues to be a passionate advocate for patient access to cannabinoid-based medicine around the world.
In recent years, Dr. Pearson has been specializing in cannabinoid therapies in long-term, elder care settings, with a focus on reducing antipsychotic, anti-depressant and opioid use with cannabinoid-based medicine – particularly amongst dementia patients. He also has significant experience working with individuals living with disabilities and developing an integrative treatment plan to address their needs.
From 2018-2020, Dr. Pearson was appointed as the Primary Care Lead for the Ontario Ministry of Health’s regional Opioid Reduction Strategy, which included a strong focus on integrating cannabinoid-based medicine into regular practice.
Born and raised in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, Dr. Pearson completed his medical residency at Wayne State University in Michigan where he was named Chief Resident. Dr. Pearson resides and practices in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Dhanabalan is a well respected and educated physician known to most as Dr Uma. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree with High Honors from Rutgers University and her Medical Degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey. She completed her Family Practice Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, South Carolina. She has her Master’s in Public Health and completed her Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Heavy Metals at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Ma. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is a Diplomat in Cannabinoid Medicine Certified by the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, and a Medical Review Officer Certified by Medical Review Officer Certification Council. She has received awards from the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine for her research project: “Occupational & Environmental Exposure to Lead in South India”; from The 7th World Ayurveda Conference & Arogya Expo for her presentation “Cannabis & The Therapeutic Uses" and Harvard T.H.Chan School Of Public Health, Lighting Talk Presenter – Misinfodemic - “Cannabis The Exit Drug”™ She “Educates, Embraces, Empowers” her patients and the public about preventive health and safe effective alternatives including cannabis as a plant medicine.
Peter Grinspoon, M.D. is a primary care physician and cannabis specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and a certified Health and Wellness Coach. He is a board member of the advocacy group Doctors For Cannabis Regulation. He is a Contributing Editor to Harvard Health Publications. He spent two years as an Associate Director of the Massachusetts Physician Health Service helping physicians with addiction and mental health issues. He is the author of the memoir ‘Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction’.
Through a family hardship in 2011, John and his wife Corinne founded United Patients Group (UPG), a trusted resource and leader in medical cannabis information and education for patients, physicians, pharmacists, governments, and organizations, both domestically and internationally.
UPG also acts as a virtual hand for patients and their loved ones struggling with chronic and terminal illnesses by helping them navigate through this ever-changing industry.
John conducts interviews regularly, most recently with Harvard, CNN and the Washington Post and was proud to be the face, host and patient advocate for The Sacred Plant Company: Healing Secrets Exposed, a global docuseries in addition to co-leading and co-creating The Sacred Plant: Healing Secrets Explained webinar series. John also authored 4 cannabis books and Masterclasses on (Pain, Cancer, Brain and How to Make Cannabis Work for you) with The Sacred Plant organization. Most recently he was featured in the global docuseries and masterclass entitled, The Answer To Cancer along with hosting the internationally recognized International Integrated Oncology annual conference – Best Answer for Cancer, The Green Plant Summit and the Medical Cannabis Research Advocacy Alliance.
To date, John enjoys a healthy lifestyle of mind, body and spirit. John believes in a compassionate approach to Health and Healing and has dedicated his career to alleviating pain and suffering.
In October 2017, John was faced with terrible heartache. His best friend, his wife, his business partner, but, most of all, his soulmate, Corinne Malanca, passed away from cancer. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the end of June 2017. John continues his work in the medical cannabis arena in honor and loving memory of his beautiful wife, Corinne Malanca.
Elizabeth G. Dost, RN, is a senior health care executive with more than 25 years-experience in the Boston market. She currently is a Senior Executive Healthcare Consultant in Medical Cannabis and has done so since 2012, making her the first nurse in Massachusetts to publicly advocate for the Humanitarian Use of Medical Marijuana. Ms. Dost is a past Nominating Committee member of the American Cannabis Nurse Association. A member of the Society for Cannabis Clinicians, she assisted them in starting their new Boston based New England Chapter which has been renamed ACS. Beth is a member of Americans for Safe Access, Patients Out of Time, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) where she serves on their speaker’s list. Additionally, she has donated lecture time to the Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts, having presented in 2017 and 2018 on “Cannabis and Hospice”. Beth participated in public policy creation and has testified on cannabis before Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Senate and House of Representatives of Massachusetts via invitation to the Cannabis Control Commission. Most notably, Elizabeth was awarded Ernst and Young, Entrepreneur of the Year in Healthcare, New England Region and is a member of their elite Alumni group.