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Cannabis and Cancer Panel at the Cannabis Hemp Conference & Expo

YouTube Channel: Cannabis Hemp Conference and Expo

Published: Sep 26, 2017   

Esteemed panelists include:

Siobhan McCarthy’s is an Award winning film and web series producer she, is the CEO and Executive Producer of blyssful PRODUCTIONS and red trike media inc. A celebrated innovative, transdisciplinary artist and educator, McCarthy produced WAM, BC’s first International Disability Media festival through Kickstart Disability Arts when she was their Co-Artistic Director. Siobhan has been the Production Manager of the Vancouver International Film Festival Industry Forum for almost two decades. 

McCarthy has been a consultant to Cannalife Botanicals for the past two years where her experience in marketing, sales and distribution (The Body Shop, Lush Cosmetics, Arbonne.) helped grow the company from local recognition to national success.

McCarthy’s companies specialize in content creation, creating digital strategies, and acting as social media community managers for various broadcast / network properties and brands.

Dr. Spooner received a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Victoria in 1991 and his ND from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998. Dr. Spooner sits on the Board of Directors of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC and is adjunct faculty at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver. He is the owner of Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine and currently in private practice in Vernon BC.

Corrie Yelland used cannabis oil extract to cure herself of rare forms of cancer. She was diagnosed in July 2011 with Anal Cancer and was given 2-4 months to live if she did not do radiation. The doctor told her she had a “death wish”, that she was going to die and walked out.

So she made and started taking Cannabis Oil and waited a year to go back to doctor, and then was told she was cancer free. Subsequent biopsies confirmed no trace of cancer. She said to herself if this worked, she would spend the rest of her life telling people about this. Which is what she does. She receives thousands of emails and speaks with hundreds of people a week from around the world. She has played a part in saving well over 1000 lives worldwide and those are just the ones she is aware of as many people don’t get back to her, and then she will hear through the grapevine they are cancer free. The youngest person she has had the pleasure of seeing through to cancer free was 2 months old. The eldest was 86. As well as continuing to do this work, 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week, she does a podcast, with her co host Ian Jessop, called Cannabis Health Radio 5 days a week, interviewing patients who have used cannabis to cure or assist in their various health conditions, as well as experts in the field.

Paula is living her life on Purpose every minute of everyday. Paula has “woke up” to why she is here and her role in this lifetime. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2012, Paula chose a path that would require research, determination and surrender. She has done many modalities in order to support her body, mind and soul into full healing. Paula’s philosophy on healing any disease is to plunge deep into the dark, into yourself in order to find the answers and the light. When the emotional and spiritual heals the physical will follow, if you are supposed to be here at this time. Paula’s work now entails using her nursing, coaching, nutrition and personal experiences to assist others in healing themselves at a cellular level. Paula can be found working at the Medical Cannabis Clinic her and her husband opened in their city, spiritual/life coaching, energy work, yoga, breath work, sound therapy, hanging out with her grandchildren and travelling the world with her other.

Dr. Dave Hepburn is an award-winning syndicated columnist featured in several major newspapers across the United States and Canada. He was the co-host of the TV show, “Buyologic” on the Oprah Winfrey Network and his interest in sports and sports medicine resulted in him being called to be a medical director of the 1994 Commonwealth Games and a team physician for Canada in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Dave has also been or currently is the team doctor to national rugby teams as well as junior and professional hockey teams. He is on the Board of Directors for the David Foster Foundation and is a clinical instructor with University of British Columbia Medical School. Amongst the growing number of media physicians educated about cannabinoid medicine he is an active Member of Society of Cannabis Clinicians, International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) and Physicians for Medical Cannabis (PMC).

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