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Thursday, July 22, 2021
3:00 p.m., PST

  • The Doctor’s Lounge is a monthly event produced in partnership by the National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB), Csequence, (1:1 Marketing + Science-Based Education), and, founded by Dr. Mary Clifton, a leading expert in CBD and Cannabis.
  • The Doctor’s Lounge is an ongoing clinician- to-clinician discussion series, moderated by Dr. Mary Clifton. For event sponsors, more information, or to join our network, please email  
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Upcoming Events

  • July 2021 –  Parkinson’s Disease with Sherry Yafai, MD
  • August 2021 – Seizures – Speaker TBD
  • September 2021 – Alzheimers – Dung Trinh, MD
  • October 2021 – Mental Health – Speaker TBD

Past Events

Cannabis for Parkinson's Disease

The NACB, Csequence and proudly present: Cannabis for Parkinson’s Disease. 

Join us on July 22 at 6pm ET for Cannabis for Parkinson’s Disease with Dr. Mary Clifton and guest speaker, Dr. Sherry Yafai.

  • What are the best pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to prevent or treatment Parkinson’s disease?
  • Can endogenous cannabinoids (anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol) play a role in alleviating PD associated symptoms?
  • What does the current research say on the use of THC and CBD in ameliorating motor and non-motor symptoms in PD patients?
  • What would you advise PD patients who want to start using THC or CBD to ameliorate their symptoms?

In this clinician-to-clinician discussion, our experts will dive into the existing research, discuss current medical use and explore the importance of the endocannabinoid system and Parkinson’s Disease to answer these questions and more.

Moderator: Mary Clifton, MD | Founder: and Bestselling Author

Mary Clifton, M.D. is a board-certified, licensed, internal medicine doctor. She is a recognized expert in CBD and Cannabis and the founder of and the highly respected professional certification course, “The Cannabinoid Protocol”. She provides specialized consultation on patient and provider education, telemedicine and cannabinoids, and has worked with several pharmaceutical, CBD and cannabis corporations on areas of product development, speakers bureau, spokesperson, telemedicine, medical and scientific directorship.

Dr. Clifton is the bestselling author of “The Grass Is Greener: Medical Marijuana, THC & CBD OIL: Reversing Chronic Pain, Inflammation and Disease” and “Get Waisted”, as well as five companion cookbooks. She speaks at major cannabinoid events around the world, including Africa, Europe and Asia.

Dr. Clifton is passionate about innovation and patient empowerment. Her complimentary video library is available at no cost to help patients use cannabinoids safely and effectively for medical and recreational purposes. Her training tools teach healthcare providers and experts how to provide guidance and recommendations for their patients and clients.

Dr. Clifton is also a leading voice in telemedicine for bridging the gap in healthcare availability and affordability for acute care, long-term wellness and disability. She works in telemedical cannabinoid consultation and helps companies find telemedical solutions for their platforms and regularly sees patients from around the world on telemedicine platforms.

Dr. Clifton graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State University and attended medical school among the top primary care physicians at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine with high honor designations in internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. She was elected to join the phi beta kappa honor society. She completed her internship and residency at MSU affiliated Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan and served on the medical school’s alumni board for 8 years. She has received research grants from BCBS of Michigan and is published in healthy lifestyle and diet.

Outside of the office, she lives with her dog Squeaker and enjoys frequent travel, flavorful food and rigorous yoga. She visits her two daughters frequently at their homes in Tennessee and Michigan.

Special Guest Speaker: Sherry Yafai, MD

Sherry Yafai, M.D.  is a Cannabis and Emergency Medicine physician at Providence St. John’s Medical Center since 2009. Dr. Yafai started her medical career at UCSD Medical School graduating in 2005 and UCSD Emergency Medicine Residency in 2009. In 2017, after recreational marijuana laws had passed in California, Dr. Yafai opened her private Cannabis Clinic, the ReLeaf Institute, where she sees patients primarily referred by physicians for cannabis education and treatment. She is the Co-Vice President of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, a member of the UCLA Cannabis Initiative and a distinguished speaker for UCSD Center for Medical Cannabis Research, Pacific Neuroscience Institute and multiple other medical programs.  In 2018 she was accepted as an Adjunct Associate Professor at John Wayne Cancer Institute working with cannabis and cancer research. Last year, Dr. Yafai worked with the Los Angeles community to put together the first ever CME approved Medical Cannabis Conference designed to educate the healthcare community on dosing, indications, and legal perspectives in the recreationally legal setting of California. The ReLeaf Institute Conference proudly hosted Kim Kirchmeyer from the Medical Board of California, the LA County of Public Health, The Department of Cannabis Regulations for LA, Clinical and Cannabinoids Research Journal and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians.

Host: Zachary Moore, PhD | Senior Director: Csequence

Zach is Senior Director of Medical Content at Csequence. He has over 10 years of experience in medical communications and brings a diverse skillset to the team to help clients engage with their customers with scientific precision and innovative creativity.

Zach has helped global healthcare companies create and craft their internal and external communications strategies, both in terms of scientific and medical accuracy but also through clean and concise aesthetic design. He works with a wide variety of individuals including global medical opinion leaders, community physicians, nurses, patients. He has an undeniable passion applying science towards patient care.

Zach has a B.S in Biology and a PhD in Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine from the University of Cincinnati.


The Doctor’s Lounge is a monthly event produced in partnership and collaboration by the National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB), Csequence, (1:1 Marketing + Science-Based Education for Sales Enablement), and, founded by Dr. Mary Clifton, a leading expert in CBD and Cannabis. 

The Doctor’s Lounge is an ongoing clinician- to-clinician discussion series, moderated by Dr. Mary Clifton. For event sponsors, more information, or to join our network, please email


About Founded by Dr. Mary Clifton, MD: provides access to free videos based on scientific, peer-reviewed research in cannabis, and coaches who guide you in the wide world of CBD and cannabis. Featured in Forbes, MSN, Whole Foods Magazine, Weedmaps, Women’s World,, Green Entrepreneur, Cannabis Magazine,,,, Fox News, Parents,, NJ Cannabis Insider, Green Nurse Blog, The Complete Guide to Medical Marijuana Magazine, Women’s World, PCOS Diva, Weedmaps and more. For more information, please contact Dr. Clifton at

About Csequence: Csequence provides sales enablement through 1:1 marketing + Science-Based Education. Headquartered in southern California, Csequence serves the medical cannabis industry and patients through traditional market research, content development and dissemination. Csequence market research services spans both qualitative and quantitative studies involving healthcare providers, patients and manufacturers.

Csequence events serve at the heart of our mission to bridge quality research and effective use of medical cannabis. Our events bring healthcare providers, patients, advocates, manufacturers and regulators together with the purpose of creating a venue where ideas, data, information and insight can be shared for the betterment of the community.

We work with sponsors and partners who share our vision in helping the medical cannabis community grow and succeed. For event sponsors, more information, or to join our network, please email

About the NACB: The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) is one of the industry’s self-regulatory organizations whose mission is to support the compliance, transparency and growth of legal cannabis businesses in the United States. Compliance with the National Standards is required for ongoing membership in the NACB. For more information, please contact

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Csequence is a market intelligence and sales enablement company in the medical cannabis space. Cannabis is medicine and our goal is to bridge the gap between research and effective use. We do this through three areas: Market Insights, Content Development and Content Dissemination.

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