Responsible use of cannabis in pregnancy

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About: Using cannabis during pregnancy can certainly cause controversy in Australia, but is using cannabis responsibly (for medical purposes) during pregnancy to help with nausea, vomiting, indigestion and reflux really cause for concern? In this one on one interview, Dr Jeffrey Herganrather, an experienced medical cannabis physician with a background in OBGYN, Paediatrics and Neonatal care, will weed out the myths from the facts.

Speakers: Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather and Rebecca Houghton

Jeffrey Hergenrather is a general practitioner specializing in cannabis/cannabinoid medicine since 1999. His medial experience includes 26 years in emergency medicine and private general practice. His involvement in the field of cannabinoid medicine date back to 1977. He continues in a consultation practice in northern California with face-to-face, telephone, and on-line consultations for the use of cannabis as medicine. Dr. Hergenrather’s practice, research, and teaching focus on the medicinal use of cannabis through a wide range of conditions and age groups – from infants to end-of-life care. He is an adjunct professor at Sonoma State University teaching a Biology course in the Medical Use of Cannabis.

He is a founding member and past-president of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC), a non – profit corporation dedicated to quality patient care, education, and clinical studies. The SCC is the oldest organization of physicians specializing in the use of cannabis as medicine. Hergenrather is a member of the International Alliance for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), and the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS). He serves as an expert witness and consultant to government and industry in supporting safe access to measured cannabis medicines.

Rebecca Houghton is an International speaker, Mental Health & Drug Reform Advocate and Health & Wellness Coach. She has worked with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, including veterans, entrepreneurs, high net worth CEO’s, medical professionals, and celebrity A-Listers. She shares her real life experience of treating and managing both complex and combat post traumatic stress and subscribes to a unique heuristic and holistic model for mental health care, over a pharmaceutical prescription. While living in the United States, she worked in the legal Cannabis Industry, trained as a MDMA practitioner and co-facilitated over 50 sessions. As Co-founder and former Director of the ex-service organisation, Weeded Warrior, she advocated politically for Medicinal Cannabis and MDMA therapy legalisation in Australia and successfully championed the Department of Veterans Affairs to cover Medicinal Cannabis for Veterans.


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