Ask the Expert Cannabis Series

Dr. Caroline MacCallum & Fonda Betts

Dr. Caroline MacCallum is the Medical Director at Greenleaf Medical Clinic, where she has assessed and developed cannabis treatment plans for more than 5,000 patients.

Fonda Betts is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Greenleaf Medical Clinic (est. 2011). Ms. Betts’s extensive knowledge of cannabinoids in clinic practice comes from collaborating with Greenleaf’s specialized team of cannabis physicians and developing customized treatment plans for more than 15,000 patients.

Canadians are asking about medical cannabis. Join Dr. Caroline MacCallum and Fonda Betts in the Ask the Expert Cannabis Series! Please submit your questions beforehand to ensure that Dr. MacCallum addresses as many questions as possible.

101: Cannabis Counselling & Treatment Plans

By participating you will learn about:

  • The endocannabinoid system
  • The differences between cannabinoids (THC & CBD)
  • Routes of administration (oral oil & vaporization)
  • Symptom management using cannabis
  • Customized treatment plans
  • How to dose your cannabis safely
  • How to monitor for symptom improvements
  • Acute adverse effects
  • Drug interactions
  • Supply options through a Health Canada licensed seller
  • Cost of medication & discount programs available
  • Extended health benefits & claiming as a medical expense
  • Patient safety

201: Inhaled Cannabis; Dried Flower, Concentrates & Extracts

By participating you will learn about:

  • The difference between smoking & vaporization
  • Is vaporization safe?
  • When to consider using vaporized cannabis for symptom management
  • Finding the right temperature for optimal benefit
  • Types & cost of vaporizers
  • Choosing the best strain to vaporize (sativa, indica & hybrids)
  • How to determine your optimal dose & monitoring effects
  • Where am I allowed to vaporize my cannabis?
  • Safe storage of vaporizer & cannabis
  • Driving & travelling
  • Inhaled extracts

301: Cannabis Edibles, Oral Preparations & Topicals

By participating you will learn about:

  • The difference between medical & recreational cannabis
  • Potential drug interactions
  • Differences between cannabinoids: CBD, THC, CBN & CBG
  • Edibles: oral products, beverages, chocolates, baked goods, chews & candies
  • Topicals
  • Onset of action
  • Acute adverse effects
  • Choosing a product that is right for you
  • Dosing considerations
  • Patient safety
  • Determine your optimal dose & monitoring effects
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