Special guest: Dr Patricia Frye is a physician consultant with a focus on cannabis and the role it plays in homeostasis and the management of pain and chronic disease. She evaluates and manages patients who are considering the use medicinal cannabis as a primary or adjunct therapy for illnesses such as chronic pain syndromes, neurodegenerative and movement disorders, gastrointestinal disease, seizures, autoimmune disease, insomnia, cancer, anorexia, anxiety, depression, autism, and mood disorders. After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she earned her medical degree, Dr Frye remained there and completed her pediatric residency. She then went to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she continued her studies in the field of anesthesiology. There she gained experience in medical pain management and pain management procedures. Dr Frye has furthered her education, by means of extensive independent study, and is knowledgeable in the areas of endogenous and exogenous cannabinoid physiology, the entourage effects of phytocannabinoids and terpenoids and their role in treating chronic and debilitating conditions. She is professionally certified in cannabis science and medicine by the University of Vermont Larner School of Medicine and is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Dr. Frye is licensed to practice in Maryland, District of Columbia, Nevada, and California. Dr. Frye is experienced in guiding thousands of pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients through the process of adding medicinal cannabis to their therapeutic regimen in ways that avoid the psychoactive effects of THC. Physician and therapist referrals are welcomed and she is committed to working alongside medical providers who have patients they feel might benefit from cannabis therapy.