The use of cannabis and CBD products as alternative medical treatments has been widely contested in the United States. Yet, the use of these products can be highly beneficial to patients with a variety of health conditions – many of which are prevalent in aging and long-term care populations. Join us for a discussion with local experts about the function, benefits, and options for medical cannabis and CBD use. This course will also discuss the legal considerations for individuals and long-term care organizations interested in trying these alternative therapies. This webinar is available to both long-term care serving professionals and interested community members.
Dr. Patricia Hurford, SOAR Medical LLC is the Medical Director for New Growth Horizon, LLC. Patricia is a St. Louis-based private-practice physician with more than 20 years’ experience specializing in the treatment of back and neck pain, acute and chronic radiculopathies, soft tissue injuries, and overuse and repetitive trauma. Patricia completed her doctoral education at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Kansas City in 1992 and currently holds three separate state medical licenses. Patricia has maintained an active license in Illinois since 1998, Missouri since 2000, and Florida since 2018. Patricia also earned a Master of Science in Sports Medicine from Georgia State University in 1997.
Patricia’s expertise goes beyond their licensure and extensive practice; she has become a leading local authority on pain management after giving countless presentations throughout the St. Louis area over the last two decades. Patricia’s research includes detailed analysis of the opioid crisis and the benefits of medical marijuana, including. In addition to formal presentations to the public, Patricia also publishes her research regularly in medical journals and local health and wellness magazines. In an effort to learn more about the medicinal effects of marijuana, Patricia joined the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association’s Executive Board.
Eric Walter, Armstrong Teasdale, has extensive state and federal litigation experience in a wide range of complex commercial and business cases that include: a major men’s retail chain defeating false advertising claims by different statewide classes of customers; a publicly traded company defeating breach of fiduciary duty claims by a national class of former stockholders; and a religious conference center prevailing in a long-running corporate governance and property dispute.
In his practice, Eric serves privately owned businesses, publicly traded companies and nonprofit corporations. A significant portion of this work involves the defending class action lawsuits brought against various business entities. Many of the cases involve allegations of fraud, false advertising, unfair trade practices and breaches of state and federal consumer protection laws.
Eric also represents clients in matters alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and copyright infringement. He also provides counsel in workplace cases involving claims such as discrimination and violation of noncompete and nonsolicitation provisions.
A significant part of Eric’s practice involves representing businesses and individuals in the legalized marijuana industry. He has successfully represented companies applying for state licenses to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana and its byproducts. In this area, Eric advises clients on state and federal regulations governing not only the operation of legalized marijuana businesses, but also the solicitation of and contracting with investors and other business partners.
Andrew Mullins, Director, Missouri Cannabis Trade Association (Bio forthcoming)
Registration is free but required.