Minority Cannabis Business Association to Host Medical Marijuana Summit
Public Invited to Join Medical Professionals, Activists and Educators for the Free September 22nd Event at The Motor House in Baltimore, MD
Free On-site Medical Marijuana Certifications to be Provided by Canna Care Docs
The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) will host its inaugural Medical Marijuana Summit, taking place at The Motor House in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, September 22. 2018 from 1-5pm. This event marks the first in a series of summits to be held nationwide, bringing together medical professionals, cultivators, processors, and patients of colorto discuss the merits of cannabis medicine, and the significant role it can play in the treatment of illness and disease. Among the event’s sponsors areTemescal,LeaflyandCanna Care Docs, the latter providing free on-site medical marijuana certifications for attendees.
Emerging research and clinical trials suggest that cannabis therapies are a natural, multi-modal solution for treating a myriad of symptoms and diseases - among them, heart disease, stroke, cancer and complications of diabetes and obesity. These ailments, among the leading causes of death in the U.S., have especially plagued communities of color at disproportionate rates. Along with the legalization of medical cannabis comes the opportunity for people of color to choose cannabis as a viable tool in their medical management.
At the MCBA’s Medical Summit, experts and panelists (such as Dr. Rachel Knox of the American Cannabinoid Clinics who was recently featured on the TODAY Show), will discuss the potential role of cannabis in closing the Minority Health Disparity Gap, while addressing the history of cannabis prohibition, the devastating effects of the war on drugs and the lasting impressions that prohibition has left on the health of communities of color. The afternoon program will shed light on common myths about cannabis that pose barriers to consideration by people and communities of color, and introduces the audience to local professionals and business owners who are prepared to serve patients in their communities.
The Medical Summit will offer patients free on-site registration and certification assistance with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), and Canna Care Docs. To register and be certified as a medical cannabis patient with the MMCC, a patient must bring:
- A copy of a valid US government-issued photo ID
- Proof of Maryland address (i.e. a utility bill or other billing statement)
- A copy of a clear, recent photo
- Know the last four digits of their Social Security Number
- To be certified by Canna Care Docs, a patient must also bring medical documentation or records indicating a qualifying medical condition(prescriptions and/or signed records or progress notes from doctor, physical therapy, chiropractor or acupuncture are acceptable)
Date & Venue
September 22, 2018
The Motor House 120 West North Avenue
On-Street (metered) and rear lot parking available
Accessible from Penn Station Marc train and free Purple Line Circulator.
MMCC Registration Assistance - FREE
Medical Cannabis Consultation - FREE
Medical Evaluation - FREE