#15 – Dr. Sherry Yafai – Medicinal Cannabis Expert Curing Chronic Conditions and Diseases

Sherry Yafai, MD is an emergency medicine physician who has transitioned into cannabis based medicine at St. John’s Providence Hospital in Santa Monica.  Dr. Sherry graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA in neuroscience and graduated from medical school at the prestigious University of California, San Diego.  When recreational cannabis became legalized in California in 2017, it opened the flood gates to new possibilities in patient treatment and healthcare. 

Sherry founded the Releaf Institute (theReleafinstitute.com) and is paving the way for traditional doctors and health care professionals to integrate Cannabis medicine and treatment into their practice.  Although there’s still strong political push back there is also overwhelming scientific evidence and thousands of patients who have been treated successfully including pediatrics, seizures, cancer, HIV, pain management, anxiety/depression and so many other chronic health issues and life threatening diseases. 

Sherry 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 and multiple medical programs.  In 2018, she was accepted as an Adjunct Associate Professor at John Wayne Cancer Institute working with cannabis and cancer research.  This year, Dr. Yafai has 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, including the Medical Board of California, the LA County of Public Health, the Department of Cannabis Regulations for LA, the Clinical and Cannabinoids Research Journal and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians.  She currently sits on the Advisory Board for Canopy Health International and is a lead expert for cannabis education throughout the country.

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