Medical Marijuana for Autism eConference: January 22, 2015

Medical Marijuana for Children with Autism
Date: January 22, 2015/ Time: 11am-5pm EST/ Registration Fee $40
REGISTER HERE:  Conference registration

The Medical Marijuana eConference will broadcast LIVE Thursday, January 22nd from 11am – 5pm EST and will be available by recording for a full calendar year until January 22, 2016. The eConference registration fee is $40.

Medical marijuana is proving to be a promising avenue for treatment of children with autism. As a newer intervention, parents understandably have lots of questions about safety, implementation, and access and want to understand what providers and parents are seeing in children using medical marijuana. HempMeds is partnering with the Thinking Moms’ Revolution as our Platinum sponsor to bring you this exciting eConference featuring seven speakers who will cover the history of medical marijuana, the research and medical provider’s viewpoint, a parent’s experience, and what you need to know about obtaining the best product for your child in the state you reside in.


Lester Grinspoon, MD
Dale Sky Jones
Jeffrey Bradstreet, MD, MD(H), FAAFP
Gabby DeVelbiss
Felicia Carbajal
Andrew Keubbing
Thalia Michelle

About the Presenters

lesterDr. Lester Grinspoon
Whither Cannabinopathic Medicine

Dr. Grinspoon is Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and one of the most respected and outspoken proponents of cannabis. He was a senior psychiatrist at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston for 40 years. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Amercian Psychiatric Association. He was a founding editor of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Review and the Harvard Mental Health Letter. In 1967, Dr. Grinspoon began research to scientifically define the dangers of marijuana, but his studies led him to the surprising opposite hypothesis: cannabis was not the dangerous drug that he, and the general public, had been led to believe. His book Marihuana Reconsidered reflected this reversal of opinion. He has authored over 140 articles in scientific journals and twelve books all together, including Marihuana: The Forbidden Medicine.  He is a frequent lecturer on drug policy issues and has appeared as an expert witness before Congress. 

DaleDale Sky Jones
The Science of Cannabis

Dale is the Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University, an internationally recognized Cannabis College in Oakland, CA. She is the Chairwoman of the Board for the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform stemming from her experience as the spokeswoman and legislative liaison for the Prop 19 Campaign in CA. Dale is on the board of directors for Californians to Regulate Medical Marijuana (CRMH), participates with C2O, a national council of marijuana policy reform leaders and helped to establish a medical cannabis safety council in 2008 with cannabis industry stakeholders. She has been interviewed extensively in the national media and Marie Claire named her one of the most influential women in the industry. Dale’s focus is on enhancing the debate for cannabis policy reform throughout the country. She emphasizes safety through self-regulation, working to improve the sense of confidence in the medical cannabis continuum from plant to patient.

bradstreetJeffrey Bradstreet, MD, MD(H), FAAFP
Understanding the Endocannabinoid System in Autism and Its Implications for Therapeutics.

Dr. Bradstreet is an autism physician and researcher who practices at Bradstreet Wellness Center in Buford, GA, where his focus is treating children with autism and other related neurological and developmental disorders. Dr. Bradstreet is a graduate of the Wilford Hall USAF College of Medicine, where his post-graduate research focused on aerospace medicine. As a flight surgeon, he was involved in research and has extensive experience and training in environmental medicine and toxicology. Dr.Bradstreet is widely published in autism biomedical interventions and internationally recognized as a lecturer and researcher in autism. Dr. Bradstreet spoke at the 2014 AutismOne Conference in Chicago on the Endocannabinoid System and implications for treatment of autism.

feliciaFelicia Carbajal
Finding the Medicine That Can Heal Your Child

Felicia Carbajal is a private cannabis consultant in California who is passionately working to change the stigma surrounding this amazingly powerful plant. A California native, Felicia learned early on that to create change you must be the change you wish to see.  Her community organizing experience began with work on recidivism in California’s broken justice system, but in 2008 she found herself up against the biggest challenge of her life–Prop 8. She was thrust into activism because, as she puts it, “nobody is gonna fight for you like you.”  After years of tireless work in the marriage equality movement, her “gold star day”came when the US Supreme Court overturned DOMA in 2013 and her five-year marriage to her wife, Liz, was finally recognized by the federal government.  She eagerly awaits the day when she can celebrate a similar victory for medical cannabis access in all 50 states. Felicia has been a Deputy Field Organizer for the Courage Campaign, Camp Courage facilitator, and was honored as one of The Advocate Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2013. Changing hearts and minds is her passion.

A long-time medical cannabis patient herself, Felicia is a patient advocate, cannabis educator, activist, community organizer and self-proclaimed rabble rouser. Having held such positions as Patient Access Director, Collective Operations Manager, Patient Liaison and Community Engagement Coordinator, she recognizes the need for more accountability for the medicine, with patient and public education being the key. She has worked with countless California patients, caregivers, medicine manufacturers, dispensaries and cannabis industry investors to find the best methods to ensure patients get accurate information, quality medicine, an experience they can share with friends, and that compassion remains in California’s Compassionate Use Act.

andrewAndrew  Keubbing
Finding the Medicine that Can Heal Your Child, co-presented with Felicia Carbajal

Andrew Keubbing is a lifelong progressive and long-time community organizer.  He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in history and a focus in political science and has applied that perspective to the culture surrounding cannabis.  He has worked in the cannabis industry as a consultant, quality and production control manager, caregiver, patient access director, collective operations manager, and community organizer.  He believes in access to self-directed health care and has fought for his own health through the biomedical arena.  He is a medical cannabis patient in the state of California.

gabbyGabby DeVelbiss
CBD, One Mother’s Experience

Gabby is a stay-at-home mother of two wonderful boys with a background in holistic medicine, acupuncture and other natural therapies living in CA. She describes her family as “vaccine injured.” She is a cancer survivor, and both of her children have diagnoses of autism, which she believes to be vaccine-induced. After trying all kinds of therapies with her children and only seeing small gains, she stumbled on an article that changed her life and her thoughts on cannabis. After doing extensive research on the subject, she decided to try this intervention for herself, and her boys’ health and their lives have improved in quality by leaps and bounds.  She has become passionate about sharing information about this miraculous plant, and it is very important to her that parents out there know what she knows now. She has blogged about her experience.

thaliaThalia Michelle
Reforming Cannabis Laws: Autism Is Medical

Thalia is first and foremost an autism mom seeking to support her son’s health and wellness.   In March 2014, she became co-founder and Executive Director of MAMMA (Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism). MAMMA’s mission revolves around educating autism and special-needs families about the healing power of therapeutic cannabis as it applies to people of all disabilities and working for legislative change on both state and federal levels.   As such, Thalia spends much of her time visiting legislators and networking with other medical cannabis advocacy groups.  Thalia’s research on the endocannabinoid system has led her to believe medicinal cannabis can help most neurological impairments and cognitive disorders. Thalia is also a co-founder and co-author of The Thinking Moms’ Revolution:  Autism Beyond the Spectrum and hosts media interviews for the AutismOne Conference.

Our Sponsors

The Thinking Moms’ Revolution is thrilled to partner with our Platinum Sponsor HempMeds®.


HempMeds®  drives innovation through their team of hemp industry pioneers and natural product experts. Drawing on their talents,they are proud to offer only the highest quality consumer products featuring premium cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil. HempMeds became the Trusted CBD Source™ because their quality standards lead the industry. They believe that science is the biggest ally, and thus their goal is to constantly improve and innovate. This is why they devote considerable resources to cannabinoid research, professional education and product development. Their commitment to science is embodied in their exhaustive testing requirements that start with their proprietary hemp seeds and extend to every single product they bring to market.

Silver Sponsors

Oaksterdam University

How The eConference Works

You may purchase this eConference prior to January 22, 2015 or any time after, for one year to watch from your computer. You can watch the conference LIVE as it is recorded on January 22, or you can watch it at your leisure, in one sitting or more likely in smaller increments as you have time. We will keep this eConference available to you for a full year. After you complete the registration form, our webinar service GoToTraining will email you a unique password which will allow you to log into the eConference on January 22 and anytime after for one calendar year, from the device you purchased the webinar on. It is not advised that you use a smartphone to view webinars. However, iPads, laptops and hard drive computers will work well. Your password cannot be used on a device other than the one you purchased the eConference from.

Problems Registering?

If you are experiencing technical difficulties registering online, please let us know by filling in the form and leaving us a comment. Alternatively, we can also register you manually by filling in your address and Paypal details here.


The Thinking Moms’ Revolution is presenting this eConference for informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to know and comply with your state regulations. Always remember to connect with your child’s physician before implementing any treatment protocol.

Medical Marijuana for Children with Autism
Date: January 22, 2015/ Time: 11am-5pm EST/ Registration Fee $40
REGISTER HERE:  Conference registration


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2 Responses to Medical Marijuana for Autism eConference: January 22, 2015

  1. I paid already and need to ask a few questions via email about the eConference.

  2. Twyla says:

    What a beautiful picture of Thalia and her son.

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