New Partnership, Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) and CannaTrust Inc
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 02/06/2015 in Medical Marijuana News
The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CSSN) recently made an announcement, that they have partnered with Canna Trust Inc. – currently the only pharmacist-owned, and operated, licensed producer of medical cannabis in Canada. The partnership intends to provide patients with an education and informational platform, about the use of marijuana medically.
The collaboration includes an unrestricted educational grant, to be used for educational information and consultation purposes.
President and CEO of the CCSN, Jackie Manthorne, said, “It’s been almost a year since Health Canada introduced the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). Since one of CCSN’s four core visions is to provide patients and survivors with current knowledge about treatments options and outcomes in patient care we felt it was important that we began a dialogue with our network to talk about medical marijuana use.”
“We’re honoured to collaborate with the CCSN. Having worked in the health care field for more than 40 years my team and I are well aware of the need for quality patient and physician education. Partnering with groups like the CCSN who have solid track records informing and educating patients survivors caregivers partners and other allied health groups about medical marijuana is an important initiative and we are thrilled to be involved,” said Norman Paul, the Chairman of CannaTrust.
“Living with cancer is a long and involved journey for patients their caregivers and family. We know that some cancer patients are using medical marijuana to control pain and other symptoms and many have sought our help to provide them with reliable information. Now with this new CannTrust partnership cancer and other chronic disease communities across Canada have a forum to inquire learn and share points-of-view concerns and insights about medical marijuana,” concluded Manthorne.
The partnership is providing its network of patients, and survivors, with educational information, in the form of a webinar series, that helps them better understand cannabis, its medical uses, and the Canadian laws pertaining to it, etc. The first webinar, which took place on January 22, is entitled ‘Medical Marijuana in Canada – A Practical Understanding of Its Use for Cancer Patients’. It features a presentation, and QA session with Dr. Paul Daeninck, a Winnipeg oncologist at St. Boniface General Hospital – a palliative care consultant with CancerCare Manitoba, and a board member of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC).
Jason Draizin, CEO and founder of MarijuanaDoctors.com and Canada.MarijuanaDoctors.com, online portals that help patients find a marijuana doctor who can help them through the process of qualifying for medical cannabis, was extremely pleased by the news of the recent partnership between the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network and CannaTrust Inc. He said, “We need more education programs, like the one being offered through this progressive partnership. The more education programs and educational material that is available, the more people are going to begin to see that there is a safer alternative to the often fatal and all too-addictive prescription medications that they have succumbed to. Education is the key to raising awareness and understanding of the medical benefits available from treatment and use of cannabis.”