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  • Free Wellness Classes

    Held in store at Way of Life

    Wednesday, June 7th

    6:30 – 8:00 pm

    How Cannabis Acts as
    Your Medicine


    with Deborah Malka MD, PhD

     Marijuana has been used medicinally for centuries. Medical marijuana has been legal in California for the past 20 years. Recently a wider range of products containing various parts or combinations of the cannabis plant have been made available. Consumers and patients don’t know how to choose what best suits their needs. This lecture will provide information on how cannabis acts in the body, what the various components do and the effects of their combinations.

    Recent formulations include several modes of delivery, inhaled, edible, oromucosal, topical or rectal. Designer mixes of the 2 major components in the plant – tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cannabidiol (CBD) provide a way to target specific effects. Upcoming lab testing will give the profiles of other important components, the terpenes. How do these integral aromatic compounds affect the choice of your medicine? We will also learn how cannabis can decrease the use of pharmaceuticals and provide non-toxic relief.

    Learning Objectives

    • How does cannabis act in the body?
    • What does THC do?
    • What do the terpenes do?
    • What pharmaceuticals can cannabis substitute for?

    Deborah Malka MD, PhD is Board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine, and has been supportive of patient empowerment and alternative medicine throughout her career. Prior to clinical practice, Dr. Malka completed her PhD in Molecular Genetics, and studied both natural and traditional medicine. She then practiced as a primary care physician, directing a holistic medical clinic in California for 15 years. For the past 11 years she has specialized in cannabis medical consulting serving over 25,000 patients to date. Her private practice, CANNABIS PLUS, provides medical marijuana evaluations and natural health consulting with offices in Monterey and Santa Cruz, California. www.cannabisplus.net