Patients – Activate! December 21st Initial Meeting
There’s no better time than now to tap into your power to inform policymakers on the needs and desires of the medical cannabis community. The forthcoming legislative session will cover a number of cannabis-related issues that will crucially affect medical cannabis patients, including rules for product testing and labeling, expanding the list of qualifying conditions, OUI criteria, and much more.
The implementation and rulemaking of the legalization initiative will also be a hot topic this session, and policymakers will need to hear from patients to make sure the medical program and patient access to cannabis is protected, not folded into the new adult use framework.
In 2010 and 2011, I was honored to be a part of a diverse group of cannabis activists called ADAC (Affirmative Defense Action Coalition). Our work resulted in the passage of LD1296, which re-established the affirmative medical defense, protected patient privacy, and made several other improvements to our medical cannabis program. I was inspired by the fellowship and cooperation in that group, congruent with the spirit of healing cannabis brings to us all.
The difficult decision to vote for or against Initiative #1 created significant division in Maine’s cannabis community. Now is the time to put aside our differences and work together as stewards of this healing plant. I invite you to join me on December 14th to form a unified grass-roots cannabis activism effort.
See you there,
Dr. Dustin Sulak
What: Cannabis Grass Roots Activism Foundational Meeting
When: Wednesday, December 21st, 6 p.m.
Where: Integr8 Health, 964 Western Ave., Manchester ME
Note: If you would like to participate but are unable to attend this meeting, please reply to this message and we’ll be sure to keep you updated!
Integr8 Holiday Party – December 23rd – YOU are invited!
While love is clearly the best medicine, fun is close behind, along with dancing, laughing, and connecting with your community. Come help us mix all these ingredients, set our intentions for the new year, and celebrate together! You are invited to join the Integr8 Health team at our annual winter solstice and holiday party, featuring the Maine Midnight Riders, a 6-piece band serving up rock, blues, Americana, funk, and more. Get down with Dr. Sulak and the crew! Everyone is invited.
What: Integr8 Holiday Party
Cost: FREE but please consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food items for a local food pantry.
When: Friday December 23rd, 8 p.m.
Where: Elks Lodge, Brunswick, 179 Park Row, Brunswick, ME 04011
Integr8 Caregiver Survey
As the field of medical cannabis advances, our doctors and nurse practitioners are helping patients get better results by making more specific recommendations for dosage and delivery methods. While our patients often have difficulty finding products compatible with these recommendations, we also hear from hundreds of caregivers that are growing and producing excellent products, many of which are tested for cannabinoid potency at Tested Labs.
To help patients connect with the right caregivers, we’ve created a brief caregiver survey. The results will be posted in our office waiting rooms, organized by county, and updated monthly.
If you are a caregiver, and you’d like to be listed in our directory, please take 1 minute to fill out the survey.