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Get Well with Medical Cannabis

5th Annual DSCA Forum on Optimal Living – June 27, 2019

Continuing the annual series of Forums on Optimal Living, DSCA brought a lineup of national, state & regional medical and industry professionals to educate the public on the health and wellness benefits of Medical Cannabis. Medical professionals are working with residents to help them “Get Well, Not High” with a well-researched medical cannabis program. Come learn more by reading the slides and watching the videos of the speakers from the Forum held on June 27, at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Sarasota.

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Links to the speaker’s presentation slides and videos have been added below. Click on Speaker’s name for bio.



9:00 am   Registration, Check-in, Sponsor Displays

9:45 am   Welcome & Segment 1 Presentations


John McCarthy, Executive Director, Historic Spanish Point;

Master of Ceremonies, Panel Moderator


Slides: Gannon-Welcome McCarthy-Moderator DSCA-2019

Video: https://youtu.be/qdVXi0ASOAM


Holly BellHolly Bell, State of Florida Director of Cannabis;

Topic: Legislative Update and Forecasts for Medical Cannabis


Slides: Bell-FL Hemp-DSCA-Sarasota-20190627

Video: https://youtu.be/KVaXZJud8U4


Josephine Cannella-Krehl, Founder, MMJ Knowledge;

Topic: Background and Current Status of Medical Cannabis


Slides: [Contact Speaker]

Video: https://youtu.be/T27w-1Snytw



Carmen Brace, Founder, Aclara Research;

Topic: Research Findings and Needs Related to Medical Cannabis


Slides: Brace-DSCA Aclara Research June 2019

Video: https://youtu.be/l1YbVbcDapE


Rickey Strong, Healthcare Attorney, Jeffrey S. Howell P.A.;

Topic: Medical Cannabis in Senior Living Communities


Slides: Strong DSCA Presentation_Marijuana

Video: https://youtu.be/yvLOLBFWcTM


Steven Reichbach, MD, Certified Medical Cannabis Doctor, Gulf Coast Ketamine Center;

Topic: The Process for Individuals and Caregivers to Acquire Medical Cannabis Cards


Slides: Reichbach-DSCA-MMJ presentation

Video: https://youtu.be/AirCzrWvWEk




Darnell Williams, Florida Statewide Community Education Director, Trulieve;

Topic: Types, Forms and Results of Medical Cannabis Products


Slides: Williams-Trulieve-CannaPharmacology  & Trulieve Education Presentation

Video: https://youtu.be/H7rSvKqVqSI


Speaker Bios


2:00 pm     Panel Discussion

Video: https://youtu.be/UOWf67AkarM


Preview: Get Well, Sarasota

Video:  https://youtu.be/H3UoTRJRn84

Get Well Flyer: GetWellSarasota-Summary-20190715

DSCA Forum on Medical Cannabis Flyer


















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