Researchers, physicians and educators explore the healing potential of cannabis at the annual Patients Out of Time conference.
Imagine sitting in the audience at a speaker panel that includes some of the brightest minds in cannabinoid science and having answers shouted from the crowd. “Clobozam!” an audience member exclaims when the panel is asked about what drugs might have a negative interaction when combined with cannabis. At first you may think it’s rude heckling, then you notice the response came from esteemed neurologist and medical scientist Dr. Ethan Russo. This is only one example of the marijuana mind melding at the 11th National Clinical Conference on Cannabinoid Therapeutics hosted by Patients Out of Time last week.
Founded in 1995, Patients Out of Time, is an educational non-profit dedicated to exploring the therapeutic applications of cannabis. The organization brings together a pool of “patients, policy makers, advocates and activists” to share cutting-edge research at its annual conference. This year’s event was hosted from May 18-20 in Berkeley, California.