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Medical Cannabis Researcher Explains CBD, July 21

July 18, 2018, 7:03 PM HST · Updated July 18, 12:57 PM
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Medical cannabis researcher and author, Michael Backes returns to Maui for another Lunch & Learn presentation from 1-3 pm, Saturday July 21, at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant

Medical cannabis researcher and author, Michael Backes returns to Maui for another Lunch & Learn presentation from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday July 21, at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant, on the second floor of the Pāʻina Building at UH Maui College.

His presentation, “Understanding CBD & Medical Cannabis” will highlight the most recent research on medical use of cannabidiol and other medicinal cannabinoid compounds.

The $20 event fee includes a hot buffet lunch and class materials.

CBD or cannabidiol is a compound found in cannabis that does not produce the euphoric effects of THC.

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During his presentation Mr. Backes will explain how CBD and other cannabinoids interact with the Human Endocannabinoid System. He will also dispel several CBD myths.

“With four million patients using medical cannabis nationally, and nearly 22,000 registerd patients in Hawaiʻi, understanding how cannabis therapy works is more important than ever,” said Mr. Backes. “Chronic pain, migraine headaches, PTSD, epilepsy and dozens of other conditions can be safely and successfully managed with cannabis but it’s also important to understand it’s not a cure-all and not all cannabis plants or products are created equal.”

Michael Backes is the author of Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana, an inside look at the most effective strains of cannabis for specific medical conditions.

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Backes previously served as head of research and development for Abatin Wellness Center, the nation’s first evidence-based medical cannabis dispensary. He currently serves as Curriculum and Training advisor for Maui Grown Therapies in Kahului, and is a member of their Science & Medical Advisory Board. He is also an active contributor to Project CBD (dedicated to promoting research into the medical utility of cannabidiol), and a member of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines, and the American Herbal Products Association’s Cannabis Committee. Backes specializes in cannabis science and policy issues through his Southern California consultancy with clients throughout the United States.

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