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EVENTS: Holistic Cannabis Summit, free online, April 4-7, 2016

New York, NY—When it comes to cannabis, it seems like everyone has questions! As its cultural acceptance continues to sweep the globe, curiosity about the herb’s very real medicinal properties has quickly spread among practitioners and patients alike—some of whom may have never considered cannabis as part of their lifestyle.


The Holistic Cannabis Summit (, a free, online conference taking place April 4 -7, 2016, seeks to bridge that gap by creating a forum that will educate healing practitioners and the general public alike by exploring the history, the latest science-based information, and the practical and innovative applications of cannabis.

The Holistic Cannabis Summit—created by the Holistic Cannabis Network (—features a top-tier roster of clinicians, researchers, edible producers, educators, patient advocates, and more. The theme of this inaugural summit is “Medical Marijuana: Everything You Always Wanted To Know, But Were Afraid To Ask,” where participants can learn from top experts in the cannabis and integrative health communities who explain how this ancient plant works in concert with a multitude of holistic healing modalities.

Registration for the Summit is free and simple—sign up at for full access to over 20 interviews and presentations, over the course of four days that will take you to the next level of “cannabis competency.” Some of the topics covered include:

  • The “dosing dilemma”—why less is sometime more and how to determine proper dosage
  • The history of hemp—our most misunderstood crop
  • Building better edibles—have your healthy cannabis cake and eat it too
  • Medicating with cannabis for autism, cancer, and GI distress
  • Teaching your pet new tricks—the power of CBD for animals
  • How the cannabis industry is continuing to grow and innovate
  • And many more!

Participants include Chris Kilham (the Medicine Hunter/“The Dr. Oz Show”), Debbie Malka, MD, PhD (Cannabis Plus), Sayer Ji (founder, GreenMedInfo), Julianna Carella (Auntie Dolores), Melissa Meyer (Health MJ), Dustin Sulak, DO (Integr8), Bonni Goldstein, MD (Canna-Centers), Regina Nelson, PhD (Cannabis Patient Network), Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW (Drug Policy Alliance), Rob Streisfeld, ND, to name only a few.

To become an Affiliate Partner for the Summitbringing quality content to your followers/customersgo to Affiliate Sign-Up (

The Holistic Cannabis Network is founded and powered by Laura Lagano and Donna Shields—both registered dietitian/nutritionists who are committed to lifting the stigma about marijuana and moving the conversation forward by educating health professionals and consumers about this healing ancient herb.

With her education and experience as an integrative clinical nutritionist, Laura consults with clients in person in Hoboken, NJ and NYC and online about holistic healing. Boasting years of experience in food, nutrition, and wellness communications, as well as in health curricula and continuing medical education development, Laura possesses a unique combination of science and communications savvy.

Donna is a former faculty member at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, cookbook author, and recipe developer. She has worked as a health communications advisor for numerous Fortune 500 food brands both as a consultant and corporately. She is a contributor to the exquisitely photographed The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook.

Please connect with the Holistic Cannabis Summit and the Holistic Cannabis Network at:

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