The 14th National Clinical Conference

on Cannabis Therapeutics

May 20-22, 2021

Patients Out of Time

The 14th National Clinical Conference on

Cannabis Therapeutics: State of the Science

May 20-22, 2021.

The expansion of legal access to medical cannabis requires health care professionals to have up to date, reliable, and scientifically supported education and training. 

Patients Out of Time is pleased to present The Fourteenth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics in a virtual, online format from Thursday May 20th through Saturday, May 22. The theme of the conference is “The State of the Science”, and our goal is to provide attendees with a clear overview of the current status of the known and unknown factors associated with the therapeutic use of cannabis.  This virtual conference is designed for healthcare professionals as well as the general public and will be held online. The conference will be hosted by Mary Lynn Mathre RN, MSN, President of Patients Out of Time, with a special welcome from Dr. Mikhail Kogan of the George Washington University, Center for Integrative Medicine, co-sponsor of this event. 


Thursday, May 20, 2021, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

11:00 – 11:30 am: Welcome and Conference Overview

M. L. Mathre, RN, MSN & Mikhail Kogan, MD

11:30 – 1:10 pm: State of Cannabis Laws and Regulations - The Invisible Patient

The Broad Scope of Patient Needs - Jon Gettman, PhD

Minorities and Veterans – Brandon Wyatt, Esq

International Laws -Michael Krawitz

Live Q & A with faculty

1:15 – 2:50 pm: State of Cannabis Research – Catch 22

2017 NAS Report – Ziva Cooper, PhD

Panel: Melanie Dreher, RN, PhD (moderator), Sue Sisley, MD, David Shurtleff, PhD

3:00 – 4:30 pm: State of Cannabis Education – Who is Teaching Who?

Nursing survey - Yolanda Nitti, RN, PhD

Medical students - Mikhail Kogan, MD

University programs - Leah Sera, PharmD

Q & A with faculty


Friday, May 21, 2021, 11:00 am - 5:00 EDT

11:00 am - 5:00 State of the Science - What Do We Know About the ECS and Cannabis

Overview: Greg Gerdeman, PhD

Matters of MIND: Examining the Impact of Medical Cannabis – Staci Gruber, PhD

Cannabis and its Constituents - David (Dedi) Meiri, PhD

Mechanism of Action of CBD & Other Cannabinoids – Bonni Goldstein, MD

State of Product Safety – Jahan Marcu, PhD

The ECS and the Microbiome – Ethan Russo, MD

Medicinal Plants: Needed Pharmacological & Research Insights - Kevin Spelman, PhD

Q & A – State of the Science Faculty


Saturday, May 22, 2021, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


11:00 am - 5:00 pm State of Clinical Practice – Science Takes Hold

Welcome and Announcements

Overview - Dustin Sulak, DO

Cannabis Preferences by a Cohort of Veterans in Hawaii -

Me Fuimanono-Poe, FNP-BC

2019 Veterans Health and Medical Cannabis Study – Marion McNabb, PhD

Cannabis and Women’s Health Conditions – Genester Wilson-King, MD

Pediatric Case Presentations – Rylie Maedler and Coltyn Turner (Crohn’s disease)

Cannabis Therapeutics for Pediatrics – Patricia Frye, MD

Cannabis Therapeutics for the Geriatric Population - Mikhail Kogan, MD

Cannabis Use & the COVID pandemic – Marion McNabb, DrPH, MPH

Cannabis for Chronic Pain – Deb Kimless, MD

Live Q & A – State of Clinical Practice faculty


Ethan Russo, MD
Greg Gerdeman, PhD
Staci Gruber, PhD
Bonni Goldstein, MD
Genester Wilson-King, MD
Deb Kimless, MD
Patricia Frye, MD
Marion McNabb, DrPH, MPH
Sue Sisley, MD
Kevin Spelman, PhD
Ziva Cooper, PhD
Sera, PharmD
Misha Kogan, MD
Dustin Sulak, MD
Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN
David (Dedi) Meiri, PhD
Jahan Marcu, PhD, PA
Jon Gettman, PhD
Melanie Dreher, RN, PhD
Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS
Me Fuimaono- Poe, FNP-BC
David Shurtleff, PhD
Michael Krawitz, Esq.
Rylie Maedler (Patient)
Coltyn Turner (Patient)

For 25 years, Patients Out of Time’s accredited clinical conference series has been internationally regarded for providing the best in science based education for medical professionals, caregivers, patients and the public on the subject of cannabis therapeutics, establishing the organization as an authoritative leader in this field.

Join Patients Out of Time for this 3 day event.  On Thursday, May 20th, examine contemporary laws and regulations, research opportunities, and education related to the therapeutic use of cannabis.  Friday, May 21st will feature leading scientists and researchers presenting recent up to date evidence-based science as it is linked to the endocannabinoid system and cannabis therapeutics.  And on Saturday, May 22nd, the conference concludes with a line-up of cannabis clinicians, patients, and researchers who will share how cannabis is integrated into healthcare for various populations based on scientific evidence.  Registrants will be able to access all of the conference programming through the end of May.

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Special thanks to our sponsors for their support.  We are incredibly excited by the success of our first Virtual Symposium.  Looking forward to creating more resources for the grater community.

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Coalition to

Patients Out of Time has prepared this resolution to De-Schedule Cannabis with the goal of creating a large and ever growing coalition of organizations and individuals to demand the end of the cannabis prohibition.  It has been 50 years since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act in which cannabis (marijuana) was placed in the forbidden category of Schedule I, despite several legal proceedings to remove it from the list of controlled substances and clear scientific evidence to support its safety and efficacy.  While individual states have passed laws through voter initiatives or legislation to allow patient access to this plant, the overriding federal prohibition looms overhead and creates numerous roadblocks for patient access.  We the people need to demand an end to the prohibition of this highly beneficial plant.

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The conference was the very best example of good science and compassion for patients. Excellent organization!

Tania Chavez

2017 Attendee

Our Mission

Patients Out of Time works to re-institute cannabis as a legitimate medicine for use within the United States. Cannabis, under modern research protocols, has been found to be effective in reducing intraocular pressure in glaucoma, reducing nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, stimulating the appetite for persons living with AIDS and suffering from wasting syndrome, controlling spasticity associated with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis, treating Dravet Syndrome, reducing the intensity of chronic pain, assisting with treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, and controlling seizures associated with seizure disorders.

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