Cannabis As Medicine

  • 10 Jan 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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**This Workshop is FULL**
Please no walk-ins

Cannabis As Medicine

 Presented by

Heather Shuker, Managing Director
PA Medical Cannabis Society
Patrick Nightingale, Esquire

Grant J. Shevchik, MD, FAAFP


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

AOTA, Act 48, and Social Workers Credits Available

Autism Connection of PA

35 Wilson Street #101

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Recommended audience includes parents and extended families of children with ASD, teachers, BHRS support staff, guidance counselors, social workers, clinicians, physicians, nurses, advocates, psychologists, behavior specialists, and all those desiring knowledge about medical cannabis.

Since the enactment of ACT16, the Medical Marijuana Act, in 2016 in Pennsylvania, Heather Shuker has taken on the role at the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society as the Managing Director and Events Coordinator. She became involved with the medical cannabis advocacy movement in 2013 and helped establish the organization, Campaign for Compassion, an organization of parents dedicated to advocate and to educate the public as well as the general assembly concerning the positive effects of the often misunderstood realm of cannabis treatment.

Patrick K. Nightingale is a practicing criminal defense attorney in both state and federal court in Southwestern Pennsylvania. He began his legal career as a prosecutor with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office in 1996. In 1999 he helped to found the Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit. Since 2002 Mr. Nightingale has specialized in criminal defense with a particular focus on protecting the rights of cannabis consumers. In 2015, Mr. Nightingale joined the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society as Executive Director and takes an active role in crafting rules and regulations for the emerging medicinal cannabis industry. 

Grant J. Shevchik, MD, FAAFP  was born and raised in the Pittsburgh Area. He attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, then the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He did his post graduate training in Family Medicine at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh. His interest in medical cannabis dates back to his college and medical school days. He is currently an active member of the Society of Cannabis Physicians as well as The International Cannabinoid Research Society

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Why was medical cannabis legalized in PA
  • Describe in layman’s terms why cannabis is safe
  • List two side effects of medical cannabis
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