Education program includes evidence-based review of FDA-registered human clinical trial data supporting the use of cannabis to treat approved medical conditions.
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) announced that its subsidiary GB Sciences Louisiana will hold a series of seminars in August, in partnership with state-approved medical cannabis pharmacies and the LSU AgCenter, to further educate Louisiana physicians and pharmacists about the new medical cannabis products that the company will launch in coming months.
Louisiana's medical cannabis program encourages the active participation of both recommending physicians and pharmacists who interact with cannabis patients at the point of sale. This seminar series is focused on helping medical professionals prepare for these consultations.
John Davis, President of GB Sciences Louisiana, said, "Physicians and pharmacists will be prepared to counsel patients with up-to-date information on therapeutic cannabis. We want to help healthcare professionals understand the potency of our formulations, how to best recommend our products and the evidence-based approach that influenced and supports their design and use."
Dr. Andrea Small-Howard, Chief Science Officer and Director of GB Sciences, will present randomized, placebo-controlled, human clinical trial data to illustrate the safety and potential efficacy of medical cannabis-based therapies for approved medical conditions in Louisiana. The seminars also include a tutorial on the recommended usage and dosing of GB Sciences Louisiana's new medical cannabis products.
"We recommend that patients start with low doses of cannabis-based products and then gradually increase doses over time until they achieve their desired level of relief," explains Dr. Small-Howard. "Even though human clinical trial data that supports the use of cannabis-based therapies is increasing our understanding of the medical value of cannabis, cannabis-based therapies still need to be very personalized due to evidence that the active ingredients in cannabis affect individual patients very differently."
The future dates and locations for GB Sciences Louisiana's seminar series are as follows:
August 7 – Shreveport, LA
August 8 – West Monroe, LA
August 13 – Madisonville, LA
August 14 – Houma, LA
August 29 - New Orleans, LA
Venues will be announced in coming weeks.
About GB Sciences, Inc.
GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) is a diverse cannabis company, focused on standardized cultivation and production methods; as well as biopharmaceutical research and development. The Company's goal is creating safe, standardized, pharmaceutical-grade, cannabinoid therapies that target a variety of medical conditions. To learn more about GB Sciences, Inc., go to: http://gbsciences.com.
About Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center ("LSU AgCenter" or "AgCenter") is an institution under the supervision and management of the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (the "LSU Board of Supervisors"). The AgCenter's mission is to provide the people of Louisiana with research-based educational information that will improve their lives and economic well-being. The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts Agricultural and Renewable Natural Resource-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The LSU AgCenter plays an integral role in supporting agricultural industries, enhancing the environment, and improving the quality of life through its 4-H youth, family and consumer sciences, and community development programs.
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