On November 9th, GB Sciences hosted an open mic-dialogue with key stakeholders in the cannabis industry that focused on addressing medical patients' needs through improved standardization and innovation of future medical cannabis products.
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 14, 2018 /CNW/ -- GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) announces the success of its first annual, "Innovation in Medical Cannabis Therapies" (IMCT) Symposium, held on Friday, November 9th at the "Keep Memory Alive" Event Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout the day's program, there was an emerging sense of heightened responsibility on the part of the cannabis industry to better address medical cannabis patients' needs through research and development of medical cannabis products that are better standardized, more easily-dosed, and made more widely-available to cannabis patients at a fair price.
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"The primary objective of GB Sciences' IMCT Symposium was to invite key stakeholders in the cannabis industry to talk about how we could better serve patients' needs in an open forum including patients, caregivers, patient advocates, physicians, nurses, researchers, technology manufacturers, growers, extractors, dispensary owners, regulators, and legislators," explained Dr. Andrea Small-Howard, CSO & Director of GB Sciences. "Based on overwhelming attendee feedback, we consider the ICMT Symposium a great success in starting this critical dialogue and recruiting people from very diverse areas to join a movement that will improve cannabis-based medicines in the future. Many people told me that by the end of the day, they felt like a part of the solution, and that is so gratifying!"
The first presentation entitled the "CANNABIS INDUSTRY CHALLENGE" by Dr. Andrea Small-Howard, established a framework for the dialogue during the IMCT Symposium and emphasized the continued responsibility of the cannabis industry to serve medical patients from within the emerging "adult use" markets. Because medical patients were central to the creation of state-regulated, safe-access programs that served as the foundation for the current cannabis industry, the first panel session explored "PATIENTS' NEEDS" as discussed by current medical patients, a loving caregiver, a respected patient advocate, and a cannabis-centric nurse. Subsequent panels explored developing better medical cannabis products through innovations in cultivation, extraction, and drug-delivery technologies; along with the essential supporting scientific and clinical research advances necessary to transform medical cannabis products from alternative use to mainstream medical products.
"Welcome to the Revolution!" declared John Poss, CEO & Chairman of GB Sciences, in his closing remarks to the IMCT Symposium attendees. "This revolution will succeed through cooperation, not competition, among companies and stakeholders who remain focused on putting safe and effective cannabis-based medicines in the hands of patients as soon as possible!"
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GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) is a diverse cannabis company, focused on standardized cultivation and production methods; as well as biopharmaceutical research and development. The Company's goal is creating safe, standardized, pharmaceutical-grade, cannabinoid therapies that target a variety of medical conditions. To learn more about GB Sciences, Inc., go to: http://gbsciences.com.
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