It’s estimated that 1 in 10 women between the ages of 15 to 49 will be affected by endometriosis during their lifetime. This equates to around 176 million women worldwide. Yet endometriosis remains one of the most misdiagnosed and least understood medical conditions and currently, there is no cure for endometriosis. However, cannabis does offer hope as a treatment. A growing body of research suggests there is a profound link between cannabis and endometriosis.

Endometriosis causes major inflammation which is one of the reasons that individuals experience pain. Cannabis is known to have anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing properties. Cannabis can also affect cell growth and death, calm gastrointestinal issues, reduce nausea and vomiting, is a natural sleep aid, and can help reduce stress and associated flare-ups.

According to data collected through an electronic record-based cohort study by StrainprintTM of 252 participants identifying as suffering endometriosis and using cannabis, pain was the most common symptom being treated by cannabis (57.3%). Gastrointestinal symptoms, though a less common reason for cannabis usage (15.2%), had the greatest self-reported improvement after use. Inhaled forms had higher efficacy for pain, while oral forms were superior for mood and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Please join Dr. David Bearman, M.D. renowned cannabinoid physician and the founders of Hello Again, Carrie Mapes and Patty Pappas, for a presentation on research and information on using cannabis to fight the symptoms of endometriosis.
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    Farmacy Cannabis Lecture Series
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    Dr. David Bearman, M.D.
    Retired Physician and Cannabinoid Expert
    One of the most clinically knowledgeable physicians in the U.S. in the field of medical cannabis, Dr David Bearman, M.D. has spent 40 years working in substance and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs. Dr. Bearman was a pioneer in the free and community clinic movement. His career includes public health, administrative medicine, provision of primary care, pain management and cannabinology. He currently serves as the Vice President of Quality Assurance and Credentials for the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine.

    His almost 40-year professional experience in the drug abuse treatment and prevention field includes being the Co-Director of the Haight-Ashbury Drug Treatment Program, being a member of Governor Reagan’s Inter Agency Task Force on Drug Abuse, a member of both the Santa Barbara and the San Diego County Drug Abuse Technical Advisor Committees, and a consultant to Hoffman-LaRoche, Santa Barbara County Schools and the National PTA. He has been recognized by the Santa Barbara Medical Society with the Humanitarian Recognition Award.

    Dr. Bearman is also the author of Drugs Are NOT the Devil’s Tools: How Discrimination and Greed Created a Dysfunctional Drug Policy and How It Can Be Fixed in 2 volumes. He is also featured in the Cannabis documentary, Medical Cannabis and Its Impact on Human Health.
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    Carrie Mapes and Patty Papas
    Co-founders of Hello Again
    Carrie Mapes earned a BA in History and a MEd in Education at UCLA. There, she met her husband, John, and they married after graduation. Carrie taught in private and public elementary schools and has instructed students with learning differences at a private college. She also wrote and published teaching guides.

    Patty Pappas was born in Argentina, lived in Washington DC and completed most of her schooling in Los Angeles. Patty returned to the east coast to attend the American University in Washington DC. There, she earned her BA in Communications before returning to Los Angeles to work as a Collegiate Fundraiser.

    These two friends and co-founders go way back – twenty years ago the duo met when their oldest children started preschool. Friends ever since, Carrie and Patty have always been adventurous and open-minded – but it wasn’t until they became empty nesters that they decided to explore local dispensaries.

    Quickly, they realized that cannabis was uniquely suited to address many of the challenges they experienced during menopause. Patty and Carrie searched for a single product geared to address these challenges, but there was nothing in sight. Naturally, their problem-solving instincts lead them to take matters into their own hands – by building their own product from the ground up.

    Cannabis. Vaginal. Suppository. Some might read those words and think “crazy talk”, but for Carrie Mapes and Patty Pappas these same words represent the future of women’s wellness. With age came the freedom to think and act without considering the judgment of others. The empowerment of age has provided Carrie and Patty with the confidence and wisdom to build something meaningful. The skills and lessons they have learned as mothers, wives, and leaders in their communities are now applied to the world of cannabis and business.

    Carrie’s creativity combined with Patty’s attention to detail make them the perfect pair to spearhead a movement to educate women about menopause and the non-psychoactive use of cannabis for wellness at any age. Carrie and Patty founded Hello Again in 2019, after extensive research and development. The duo is committed to offering solutions for women to improve both mental and physical health and feel like themselves again.

    Their grandmother’s tolerated, their mothers medicated, and they CREATED. Hello Again!
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