SMITHS FALLS, ON, Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is today launching the first installment in a three-part webinar series to educate people living with various medical conditions and community-based service providers about medical marijuana use.
Tweed recently provided an unrestricted $25,000 grant to CAS for the development of the series that focuses on the science of cannabis as a therapy, the rules and regulations surrounding access, and different ways to consume cannabis for safer use and better health.
"Tweed is proud to support this initiative," said Bruce Linton, Chairman and Co-founder of Tweed. "Educating physicians and their patients is at the heart of everything we do at Tweed."
The content was developed by CAS in collaboration with the Medical Cannabis National Advisory Committee (MCNAC) and Dr. Daniel Schecter, a practicing family physician and the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Cannabinoid Medical Clinic.
MCNAC includes representatives from the Canadian Treatment Action Council, the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Pain Coalition, the Chronic Pain Association of Canada, the Drug Users Advocacy League and Positive Living BC.
Many of the representatives have lived experience with the use of cannabis for medical purposes.
The webinars are being offered in both official languages. The English webinar takes place Thursday, December 11th, 2014 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm EST. The French webinar takes place Friday, December 12th, 2014 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm EST.
Tweed is dedicated to education and outreach, to learn more visit www.tweed.com.
About the Canadian AIDS Society
The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is a national coalition of community-based AIDS organizations across Canada. CAS is dedicated to strengthening the response to HIV/AIDS across all sectors of society, and to enriching the lives of people and communities living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, please visit www.cdnaids.ca.
To register for the webinar, visit http://www.cdnaids.ca/home.nsf/pages/medical-cannabis-webinar
SOURCE: Tweed Marijuana Inc.
For further information: Jordan Sinclair, Media Relations Manager, 855.558.9333, [email protected]; Maria Feldman, Communications Officer, Canadian AIDS Society, 613.230.3580 extension 130, [email protected]