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Free Cannabis & Brain Health Class Livestreamed by Dr. Michele Ross

Don't miss this class December 28th at 5PM PST

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IMPACT Network founder Dr. Michele Ross teaches free class on Cannabis and Brain Health

Cannabis has tremendous potential to treat both somatic and cerebral aspects of human health. In this class, Michele Ross, PhD, the Executive Director of IMPACT Network, goes in-depth to explore the parameters of this potential, particularly in regard to how cannabis works within our brains.

Beginning with an overview of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the key cannabinoid receptors in the brain, she illustrates how the ECS regulates other neurotransmitters including dopamine, epinephrine and serotonin. Identifying Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency – a term first coined in 2003 - as an underlying cause of neurophysiological ailments including migraine headaches and fibromyalgia, Dr. Ross draws parallels to other neurotransmitter deficiencies that precipitate disease (like dopamine deficiency and Parkinson’s).

Dr. Ross explains how understanding this connection can help facilitate promising new therapeutic treatments using cannabis, outlining the specific mechanisms involved and the role cannabinoids play in treating conditions including ADHD, PTSD and depression.

She also discusses the risk factors and progression cycle of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and how studies have shown that cannabis can bolster the ECS to slow the disease, highlighting its properties as an anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectant with the potential to restore cognitive function.

 

Dr. Ross’s presentation covers:

  • The Endocannabinoid System in the Brain
  • Ways to Consume Cannabis
  • Potential Side Effects and Drug Interactions of Cannabis & CBD
  • How Cannabis is Used for Attention and Mood Disorders
  • How Cannabis Treats Migraines
  • How Cannabis Can Be Used to Control Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cannabis Use for Parkinson’s Disease

Directed toward the research, pharmaceutical, disease non-profit and medical communities, Dr. Ross lays out a visionary plan to expand the study, acceptance and implementation of cannabis as a viable, effective treatment for brain and neurological disorders.

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