Cannabis as a Substitute for Prescribed Pain Medications: Theory and Clinical Practice

Dr Michele Sexton (USA)

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Dr Michelle Sexton began her career as a homebirth midwife and herbalist. She has a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington in 2011. Her NIH-funded pre-doctoral and postdoctoral research was on the topic of cannabinoids and their roles in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. The postdoctoral project investigated cannabis use and impact on endocannabinoids and inflammatory markers in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Dr Sexton is the Medical Research Director at the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy, and serves as an editor and technical advisor for the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Cannabis Monograph. Her clinical practice, research and teaching focus is on the medical use of cannabis across a range of conditions and age groups