HEALING OUR HEROES Veteran's Day Event

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On a chilly Saturday afternoon in November, we were happy to host Baltimore-area residents and future patients in a heated tent just outside the dispensary building for our first-ever educational event! Attendees were able to listen to an incredible line-up of speakers to learn about medical cannabis  — how it's grown, processed, tested  — and how it interacts with the body to treat a wide variety of ailments. 

Veteran's Day is especially important to our team at CCM, as cannabis has shown great promise in treating many ailments specific to veterans, including PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, insomnia and chronic pain. Retired Army Veteran and Founder of HappyHealing 420 LLC, Sarah Stenuf shared her incredible story about overcoming her symptoms of epilepsy and depression with the help of cannabis. Other speakers included: 

Bryan Hill: Charm City Medicus
Reggie Alston: Prime Extracts (formerly 7 Points Agro-Therapeutics)
Jim Elftmann: gLeaf, Director of Cultivation
Dr. Brian S. Kahan: Medical Director at The Kahan Center for Pain Management
Dr. Andrew Rosenstein: Steep Hill Laboratories
Dr. Chanda Macias: Women Grow DMVNational Holistic Healing Center

Attendees also had the opportunity to tour the inside of our dispensary. At CCM, we strive to ensure our patients are properly educated about their medicine and feel safe and comfortable visiting our dispensary. Healing Our Heroes presented a great opportunity for patients to ask questions pertaining to the Maryland cannabis program and the plant in general.

We look forward to hosting similar events in the near future to ensure the public and our patients are properly educated. Thank you to all those that showed up and braved the cold, and a HUGE thank you to our veterans. We appreciate your service! 

 L to R: Bryan Hill, Dr. Brian Kahan, Dr. Andrew Rosenstein, Reggie Alston, Sarah Stneuf, Jim Elftmann

L to R: Bryan Hill, Dr. Brian Kahan, Dr. Andrew Rosenstein, Reggie Alston, Sarah Stneuf, Jim Elftmann

 Retired Army Veteran Sarah Stenuf shares her story and explains how cannabis helped her get her life back on track after a medical incident during her deployment.

Retired Army Veteran Sarah Stenuf shares her story and explains how cannabis helped her get her life back on track after a medical incident during her deployment.

 Attendees gather for speakers and a Q&A session 

Attendees gather for speakers and a Q&A session 

 Event organizers Jennifer Culpepper of Brand Joint and Chanda Macias of National Holistic Healing Center/Women Grow DMV

Event organizers Jennifer Culpepper of Brand Joint and Chanda Macias of National Holistic Healing Center/Women Grow DMV

 Attendees learn how medical cannabis is grown, processed, tested and dispensed. 

Attendees learn how medical cannabis is grown, processed, tested and dispensed. 

 Charm City Medicus President, Bryan Hill 

Charm City Medicus President, Bryan Hill 

Jennifer Culpepper