KAHULUI — Andrew Weil, MD, founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona and chief science officer for Maui Grown Therapies, will give a free online presentation called “Cannabis and the Anti-inflammatory Lifestyle” at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5.
A live Q&A will conclude the presentation.
Register at www.mauigrown.com.
Dr. Weil is a world-renowned physician and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine who has long advocated the anti-inflammatory lifestyle to improve health and wellness.
Participants will learn how to reduce inflammation and boost the body’s natural defense mechanisms. He will also describe how compounds in the cannabis plant, such as CBD, THC and terpenes (aromatic oils), work together as powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
“For the past several years, I’ve had the great pleasure of hosting the Maui Medical Cannabis Symposium as chief science officer for Maui Grown Therapies,” explained Dr. Weil.
“Although the pandemic has altered our meeting plans this year, our need to learn how to boost immunity using nature’s proven methods has never been greater. That’s why we are planning to present more medical cannabis experts online through the Maui Grown Mana’o educational series.”
Dr. Weil chairs Maui Grown Therapies’ Science & Medical Advisory Board and has served as the company’s chief science officer since 2015.
He is a clinical professor of internal medicine and founder and director of the Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He earned both his medical degree and his undergraduate degree in biology (botany) from Harvard University.
Weil is also the founder of True Food Kitchen, a national restaurant chain that features fresh, seasonal organic ingredients in its dishes. The restaurants are grounded in Dr. Weil’s philosophy that food should make people feel better, not worse.
Maui Grown Therapies is Hawaii’s first state-licensed medical cannabis dispensary. The patient-centered, physician-led company includes medical doctors, scientists, researchers, local business leaders and a highly-trained kama’aina staff.
Weil chairs the company’s Science & Medical Advisory Board (SMA) comprised of physicians, researchers, and agriculturists. SMA members continuously review the latest research about the medical use of cannabis and advise Maui Grown Therapies on product mix and formulations for Hawaii’s qualifying conditions.
For more information, visit www.mauigrown.com.