Today’s Medical Cannabis Track Keynote Speaker: Bonni Goldstein

August 22, 2018

Bonni Goldstein, MD, Medical Director, Canna Centers Wellness & Education, will give a keynote talk today, Tuesday, August 28, in Meeting Rooms B113–B116 starting at 9:50 a.m.

Bonni Goldstein, MD, Medical Director, Canna Centers Wellness & Education, will give a keynote talk today, Tuesday, August 28, in Meeting Rooms B113–B116 starting at 9:50 a.m. The talk is titled “Cannabis for Children-A Pediatrician’s Perspective.” Goldstein recently spoke to us about her talk and plans to address the education challenge in the cannabis industry.

What will your talk at the 2018 Cannabis Science Conference teach attendees?
I will be sharing my experience as a pediatric cannabis specialist treating ill children with cannabis medicine.

From your perspective, what is the most challenging aspect in the cannabis industry? (Or what problem needs to be addressed?)
Physicians are still being taught that cannabis is a drug of abuse and they are not being taught about its medicinal benefits.  This leaves a huge communication gap between physicians and their patients who are interested in using it for their medical conditions. 

What kind of work are you doing to solve that challenge?
I own a medical practice called Canna-Centers Wellness & Education, where we see patients and additionally have an educational center within the practice that is providing seminars and webinars to patients and healthcare professionals.  I also have been lecturing at large healthcare institutions to help educate physicians.