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 cannabinoid treatment plans for more than 5,000 patients using legal medical cannabis approved by Health Canada.

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. Her commitment and dedication has gained both herself and Greenleaf industry recognition as leaders in medical cannabis.

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

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
  • Potential side 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
  • Driving & travelling
  • How to store your medication

102: Cannabis Follow Up Group

By participating you will learn about:

  • Changes in symptoms (anxiety, pain, sleep, etc.) since cannabis initiation
  • Potential cannabis side effects & how to reduce them
  • Potential drug interactions
  • When to consider reducing other prescription medications
  • Review cannabis strains, dosage forms, frequency & pattern of use
  • Potential driving & travel issues
  • Any other questions by the group

201: Vaporization, Dried flower, Extracts & Vape Pens

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
  • Taking proper care of your vaporizer
  • Where am I allowed to vaporize my cannabis?
  • Safe storage of vaporizer & cannabis
  • Driving & travelling

202: Cannabis Extracts, Edibles & Topicals

By participating you will learn about:

  • The difference between medical & recreational cannabis
  • Edibles (mints, baked goods, snacks, candy, chocolates, teas & other beverages)
  • Inhaled extracts
  • Tinctures & sprays
  • Creams, salves & liniments
  • Differences between onset of actions for various routes of administration
  • Risks & side effects
  • Choosing a product that is right for you
  • Dosing of extracts and edibles; the basics
  • Driving & travelling
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