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Emily Rigby

Biography:

EMILY RIGBY BSc (Hons)

Director of Research & Compliance for CANNATREK and Director of Research Programs for the AIMC – Australian Institute for Medical Cannabis.

Emily Rigby is a research scientist who has been working in the field of Medicinal Cannabis since legislative changes came into effect in 2016. Emily is Director of Research & Compliance for CANNATREK and Director of Research Programs for the AIMC – Australian Institute for Medical Cannabis.

Emily is a passionate advocate for Medicinal Cannabis – promoting Australian patient access, education and regulatory reform. Her expertise include patient access, education, regulatory compliance, licensing and permit applications, facility design, cultivation methods and research from seed to patient. Emily is dedicated to removing the stigma surrounding the Cannabis plant and facilitating the emerging medicinal cannabis industry in Australia.

Abstract:

Medicinal Cannabis: a new frontier in human health

Medicinal cannabis is currently experiencing a resurgence as a highly beneficial and therapeutic plant following almost a century of prohibition and misinformation.

Millions of patients around the world are experiencing positive results for a wide range of medical indications, thanks to the unique interaction between the compounds found in the cannabis plant and our own endocannabinoid system.

Cannabis as a medicine is nothing new – its use spans several thousands of years.

Currently there is a rapid global shift destigmatising the cannabis plant, making it available as a ‘new’ medicine across the world, including Australia.

Increasing research continues to demonstrate the growing evidence to support medicinal cannabis as a valuable option for treating a range of symptoms.

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization recommended the UN reschedule cannabis resulting in countries around the world now racing to become leading global suppliers of medical cannabis to provide patients with improved health wellbeing.

Medicinal cannabis is providing a new frontier in human health and wellbeing.