New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference

Thank you!

Nearly 300 people attended the 1st Annual New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference –
“The Plant, The People, The Purpose”, Saturday, April 1st at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference, presented by The Verdes Foundation and Southwest Organic Products (SWOP), brought together doctors and experts in the field to discuss the latest information available regarding medical cannabis. The topics included: cannabis in cancer care, whether cannabis dosing can be accurate and the types of cannabis product and how they work and vary by condition and person. Speakers included Dr. Donald I. Abrams, University of California-San Francisco Medical Center; Dr. Evan S. Herrmann, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University Medical Center; Mara Gordon, Aunt Zelda’s, Inc.; and, Rachael Speegle, RN, The Verdes Foundation.

Click here to view Dr. Donald Abrams’ presentation.

Click here to view Dr. Evan Hermann’s presentation.

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  • Full Stage Shot Donald Abrams


2017 Conference Details

Date & Time
Saturday, April 1, 2017

8:30 am
Registration, Continental Breakfast Provided

9:00 am – 1:30 pm

National Hispanic Cultural Center
Bank of America Theater
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 for The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference: The Plant, The People, The Purpose presented by The Verdes Foundation & Southwest Organic Producers (SWOP) at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

The event will feature doctors and experts in the cannabis field who will provide commentary and education surrounding a variety of topics that will benefit both patients and practitioners.


  • Connector.

    Can Cannabis Be Accurately Dosed?

    Presented by Mara Gordon

  • Connector.

    Cannabis in Cancer Care

    Presented by Donald I. Abrams, MD

  • Connector.

    Fishbowls, Edibles, PTSD, and Pain: Adventures studying cannabis in the human laboratory

    Presnted by Evan S. Herrmann, PhD

2017 Expert Presentations By:


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Dr. Donald I.

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Dr. Evan S.

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“Due to the rural nature of New Mexico, our patients often lack access to critical information regarding new developments and applications of medical cannabis. Our goal is to give New Mexicans of all socioeconomic backgrounds the opportunity to gain information that will enhance their knowledge of medical cannabis and its best use practices. Ultimately, we want the New Mexico cannabis community to feel empowered by their medicine.”Rachael Speegle, RN, Director of Operations for The Verdes Foundation

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Supporting Sponsors

Cannabis NM Staffing

CBD Boutique & Grow for Vets

House of Sanjevani

MedCan Consultants, Dr. Steven Rosenberg