Cannabis As Medicine
Heather Shuker, Managing Director
PA Medical Cannabis Society
Grant J. Shevchik, MD, FAAFP
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 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.
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
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