New Ground: Operating A Massachusetts Cannabis Dispensary
New Ground: Operating A Massachusetts Cannabis Dispensary

New Ground: Operating A Massachusetts Cannabis Dispensary

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CIC Boston

50 Milk Street

20th floor

Boston, MA 02109

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Entrepreneurs interested in operating a cannabis business or dispensary in Massachusetts will be faced with many challenges as well as joys along the way. Join Michael Latulippe President of Cannabis Society as he interviews the CEO of Garden Remedies Dr. Karen Munkacy on her background, starting Garden Remedies, operating a medical cannabis dispensary, and important steps to take for anyone considering starting a cannabis related business in Massachusetts.

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Event Agenda

5:00PM - 5:15PM Networking & Refreshments

5:15PM - 5:45PM Interview with Dr. Karen Munkacy of Garden Remedies

5:45PM - 6:30PM Audience Q&A with Dr. Karen Munkacy of Garden Remedies

6:30PM - 7:00PM Networking & Wrap Up

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Who is Dr. Karen Munkacy, CEO of Garden Remedies

It’s all about having a mission. And that’s precisely what Dr. Karen Munkacy brings to her role as President & CEO of Garden Remedies—having survived breast cancer and a debilitating year-long ordeal of multiple surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

During her treatment, Dr. Munkacy knew there had to be a more effective way to alleviate the pain and suffering that she and many other cancer patients had endured. She reached out to medical colleagues, who told her that medical marijuana was a successful means of treating symptoms like hers. But, not wanting to break the law, she chose not to use the treatment.

Recovery. Research. And a reason to advocate.

As she recovered, Dr. Munkacy extensively researched medical marijuana and learned that the medicinal benefits of cannabis were backed by a broad base of scientific evidence and medical support. Her background as a board certified anesthesiologist and former faculty member at UCLA and USC Medical Centers gave her the medical perspective to judiciously assess her research findings.

In an effort to spare others’ suffering, she began to speak about her experience with cancer and to encourage lawmakers and health care professionals to support legislation to allow the use of medical marijuana to alleviate patient pain and discomfort.

A physician’s medical expertise—an activist’s credentials.

Dr. Munkacy’s medical experience is extensive. In addition to her background as a board certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, she is a former faculty member at UCLA and USC Medical Centers in Los Angeles, and has worked as a researcher and international medical consultant. She is fellowship trained in pain management and received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School (her undergraduate degree is from the University of Michigan).

Dr. Munkacy is also an active proponent in the public arena of the use of medical marijuana. In this role, she is a member of Americans for Safe Access, the largest organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to medical marijuana. She was a leader in the successful ballot campaign for the legalization of medical marijuana in Massachusetts, and helped persuade the Massachusetts Medical Society to sponsor a physician education program on the medicine. Now, Dr. Munkacy brings all her energy and integrity to Garden Remedies as it launches its efforts to deliver to patients the safe, compassionate and proven relief they deserve.

Dr. Karen Munkacy

About Garden Remedies, Now Serving Patients in Newton

Check them out Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm (617) 235-7215

“There has to be a better way.” That’s the reason Dr. Karen Munkacy founded Garden Remedies. For many patients in pain, and for those suffering from a wide array of chronic illnesses or injuries, it often seems maddeningly difficult to find the most effective remedy for managing their symptoms and enjoying a better quality of life.

The use of medical marijuana is designed to address this challenge. It’s the mission of Garden Remedies to provide convenient access to safe, excellent-quality medical marijuana that helps patients find relief from a wide variety of debilitating symptoms and live fuller, more enjoyable lives.

By offering medical marijuana products that are all natural and grown at our own cultivation facility, Garden Remedies is meeting the demand for a “far-better” alternative. Our Newton Massachusetts facility is designed to give patients a convenient, centrally-located dispensary where they can obtain medical marijuana from a knowledgeable, well-trained staff—and start experiencing the healing effects of a scientifically-validated remedy that is rooted in medicine.

Garden Remedies

About Michael Latulippe, President of Cannabis Society

Michael Latulippe is a public speaker, strategist, and connector of people and ideas through his work at the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance and the Cannabis Society. Education is one of his passions as well as developing strategy for media and public policy while engaging in non-profit fundraising, outreach, writing, and community leadership.

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About Cannabis Society

We are a membership based non-profit social club dedicated to creating sophisticated cannabis experiences. Expect the unexpected at marijuana events by Cannabis Society.

About Membership to Cannabis Society

Our membership card program connects Cannabis Society members with a curated selection of marijuana lifestyle partners, each offering an exclusive collection of services, products, and experiences created with our members’ discerning tastes and sensibilities in mind. Card Member Benefits are designed to seamlessly integrate our partners’ customized offerings into our members’ personal and business lives.

Memberships are currently $75 and can be purchased through open enrollment for a very limited time before they double and become invitation only. We are only allowing 200 members at this time. Apply here:

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Cannabis Society High Brow talks are meant to gather our community together with rock star speakers on topics related to cannabis and its industrial, medical, and creative purposes as well as important topics of the day.

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