LAS VEGAS, Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PRESS RELEASE — GB Sciences, Inc. announced that its subsidiary GB Sciences Louisiana will hold a series of seminars in August, in partnership with state-approved medical cannabis pharmacies and the LSU AgCenter, to further educate Louisiana physicians and pharmacists about the new medical cannabis products that the company will launch in coming months.
Louisiana’s medical cannabis program encourages the active participation of both recommending physicians and pharmacists who interact with cannabis patients at the point of sale. This seminar series is focused on helping medical professionals prepare for these consultations.
John Davis, president of GB Sciences Louisiana, said, « Physicians and pharmacists will be prepared to counsel patients with up-to-date information on therapeutic cannabis. We want to help healthcare professionals understand the potency of our formulations, how to best recommend our products and the evidence-based approach that influenced and supports their design and use. »
Dr. Andrea Small-Howard, chief science officer and director of GB Sciences, will present randomized, placebo-controlled, human clinical trial data to illustrate the safety and potential efficacy of medical cannabis-based therapies for approved medical conditions in Louisiana. The seminars also include a tutorial on the recommended usage and dosing of GB Sciences Louisiana’s new medical cannabis products.
« We recommend that patients start with low doses of cannabis-based products and then gradually increase doses over time until they achieve their desired level of relief, » explains Dr. Small-Howard. « Even though human clinical trial data that supports the use of cannabis-based therapies is increasing our understanding of the medical value of cannabis, cannabis-based therapies still need to be very personalized due to evidence that the active ingredients in cannabis affect individual patients very differently. »
The future dates and locations for GB Sciences Louisiana’s seminar series are as follows:
- August 7 – Shreveport, LA
- August 8 – West Monroe, LA
- August 13 – Madisonville, LA
- August 14 – Houma, LA
- August 29 – New Orleans, LA
Venues will be announced in coming weeks.