SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, today announced that its subsidiary HempMeds® Brazil, which was the first company authorized by Anvisa to import a cannabidiol-based product to Brazil, is partnering with the National Association of Cannabidiol Users (ANUC) to host the Cannabidiol (CBD) Symposium from March 19-23 in Rio Grande do Sul, in the cities of Canoas, Passo Fundo and Porto Alegre.
It is the first time that hospitals in Brazil have ever offered cannabis events to the medical community.
On March 19, Dr. Jorge Luiz Winckler, Regent Professor of Neurology at ULBRA, is hosting an evening lecture at the University of Canoas on his clinical study on CBD as a treatment for Parkinson’s patients. This study is being developed in partnership with HempMeds® Brazil and Dr. Kelson James Almeida, neurologist and current technical director of the Integrated Rehabilitation Center (CEIR).
On March 20, Junior Gibelli, Director of Medical Affairs at HempMeds® Brazil and Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Luiz Fernando Fonseca will be hosting accredited classes at the University of Canoas ULBRA hospital on the endocannabinoid system and CBD as a treatment option.
On March 21 in Passo Fundo, Dr. Alan Fröhlich, neurologist of the Service of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Dr. Daniel Lima Varela, Professor of Neurology at IMED and Coordinator at the Outpatient Clinic Hospital in São Vicente de Paulo, and Dr. Stuart Titus, CEO of Medical Marijuana Inc., parent company of HempMeds® Brazil, will give a presentation on the health and wellness benefits of CBD.
On March 23, the last of the three symposium events will take place in Porto Alegre in the auditorium of the Moinhos de Vento Hospital, where Dr. Pablo Winckler, neurologist and specialist in diabetic