Join Coach Chela and David A. Coennen for the latest video episode of Cannabis Helps Dementia podcast, this week featuring Nurse Practitioner Eloise Theisen, MSN, RN & President, American Cannabis Nurses Association.
We heard Eloise Theisen speak about how cannabis helps seniors at CannMed2019 - a huge, very serious medical cannabis conference where we also met Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, the Godfather of Modern Cannabis Research. Every one who is anyone in the medical cannabis space attends this conference!
Eloise Theisen, is a board-certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner who has cultivated a wealth of knowledge and data for using cannabis to treat a broad range of conditions and diseases, especially those that commonly affect seniors. She has helped patients use cannabis to help treat chronic and age-related illness and was one of the first healthcare practitioners to bring a clinical dosing regimen to the cannabis space. She’s treated more than 5,500 patients using cannabis. Eloise previously served on the board of the American Cannabis Nurses Association and is now the President. She helped in the development of ACNA’s first online core curriculum, providing over eight hours of educational content as well as continuing education credits for nurses. Her work has been featured in Newsweek and the SF Chronicle, among others.
There are very few healthcare practitioners in the US with a comparable level of cannabis expertise and experience. She is available via telemedicine to consult globally, and can be a patients’ clinician if they live in California.
Links to some referenced information in this episode:
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD)
Some people have reported an increase in anxiety with low doses of CBD. https://www.projectcbd.org/cannabis-cbd-anxiety
A study from 04/2013 and a review of studies 07/2017 that synthetic cannabinoid dronabinol / low doses of THC / helpful at reducing their anxiety and improving their sleep. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23597932/
CannMed 2020 https://cannmedevents.com/
Despite cannabis medicine being legal in more than 2/3rds of U.S. States, in order for people living with dementia to get some relief today, we need to get cannabis de-scheduled, and open up the Schedule I of Drugs for research.
Contact your Senators, Representatives and the President to let them know that you want to de-schedule cannabis and open up the Schedule I for research, at the very least.
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Thank You, Eloise Theisen, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner & Radicle Health