MAR 29, 2018 09:00 AM PDT

The Intersection of Cannabis and Nutrition for the Treatment of Cancer Patients

C.E. CREDITS: P.A.C.E. CE | Florida CE
  • Medical Director, ForwardGro
      Debra Kimless, M.D. graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Muhlenberg College with a double major in Natural Sciences and Biology. She attended medical school at Rutgers, and residency at Temple University Hospital and is a boarded Anesthesiologist with a subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine.

      Motivated by her mother who suffered with intractable pain at the end of her life and responded paradoxically to opiates, Dr. Kimless became a passionate champion for medical cannabis.

      Dr. Kimless traveled the world studying under the most respected experts in cannabis medicine and research.

      In addition to being the Medical Director of ForwardGro a medical cannabis cultivation company in Maryland, Dr. Kimless teaches the endocannabinoid system and how medical cannabis can be an effective therapeutic tool. She consults with patients, pro bono and collects patient data and presents the cases at national and international conferences and seminars.

      Her passion is to use education to de-stigmatize cannabis and explain how it may be used as an effective medical therapeutic choice.


    Studies have demonstrated how cannabis may contribute to cancer treatment not only by treating symptoms but also by: cancer cell apoptoss, anti-proliferation, anti-metastatic and anti-angiogenesis. Studies have also demonstrated that a whole food plant only diet also contributes to cancer treatment through apoptosis and anti-proliferation. We will discuss these mechansims of action and share case studies combining both diet and cannabis as either an alternative or complementary treatment.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand why nutrition plays an essential role in the treatment of cancer patients
    • Understand the use of a full extract cannabis oil in a  microdose formulation to help treat cancer patients

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