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March 2019

Ann Arbor Wellness Coalition – Podcast Episode!
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Om of Medicine partners with the Ann Arbor Wellness Coalition as a way to collaborate with holistic heath practitioners in our community. The Coalition will be hosting a Wellness Fair in downtown Ann Arbor on April 27th, 2019 from 10am-2pm located at the Joy studio (214 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI). Come by to learn of the natural health practitioners here in Washtenaw County!

Here is the episode our Community Outreach Coordinator recorded for the Coalition!

Evan T. – March 2019
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I started using cannabis medicinally in March of 2018 because I suffered from widespread fibromyalgia, ptsd, and gastroparesis.
        I prefer vaporizing and combusting dried herb, and also use CBD tinctures and cartridges. I’ve tried other methods of administration, but none of them have helped me manage my nausea and chronic pain like flower has.
        When I’m nauseous and can’t eat, I take a couple of hits and 5 minutes later I begin feeling hunger cues, and my nausea goes away. With the use of cannabis and knowledge of its medical benefits, I’ve gained 35 pounds of the 50 pounds I lost over the previous year due to cyclical vomiting. I’ve been able to get enough sleep to actually feel refreshed, and have also been able to maintain pain relief from my cannabis products. Overall, I’m much more optimistic on my view of my conditions since treating myself with cannabis.
        I feel good knowing I have access to quality medicine that remedies the symptoms of my conditions. I like staff who care about their patients and provide good hospitality. Trust is something highly abundant at Om.
        My first time I visited Om went better than expected. I pictured dispensaries to be shady gray market shops. I was having terrible anxiety on the way there, and almost puked walking up the stairs of their old building. I was invited into a relaxing room with a very patient staff member, and suddenly, my anxiety ceased;  relaxing my stomach. After 20 minutes or so, I was out the door and on my way home with different products to try out. After a week, I was vomiting much less and eating much more.

U of M PharmSci 420: The Science and Facts of Cannabis
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Professor Gus Rosania speaking during the class

PharmSci 420 made it’s debut this semester at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The course covers all aspects related to the medicinal use of Cannabis, focusing on different perspectives offered by lecturers with highly relevant, related expertise.Lecturers will include local scientists and physicians, Medical Cannabis doctors, dispensary owners, Cannabis lawyers, politicians, and students who are pursuing Cannabis-related careers. Of these, are Mark Passerini and Dr. Evan Litinas of Om of Medicine.

Professor Gus Rosania “has long been an advocate for ‘building science around marijuana,’ and believes the course, offered for the first time at UM this semester, has the potential to help people better understand cannabis and how it can be used as medicine,” according to MLive’s article on the class.

The multi-faceted cannabis course at Michigan isn’t the first of its kind, following the lead of Northern Michigan University, Stockton University in New Jersey, University of California-Davis, and some public colleges. It is a step forward though, for the university known for its sophisticated medical program. There are many pharmaceutical and business students in the class, but there is a noticeable absence of medical students. This is attributed to the fact that cannabis hasn’t become a standardized medicine yet; but with more classes like these available in higher education, research and knowledge of medical cannabis will make its way into modern medicine!

Michigan Cannabis Industry Association
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