Cannabis and Women’s Health | Science Pub
Cannabis and Women’s Health
Guest: Dr. Jan Roberts
With rising rates of women using cannabis to treat medical conditions, it begs the question: Is cannabis a legitimate treatment for women’s health issues or is it simply a medical trend? Dr. Jan Roberts, a licensed clinical social worker, educator, and entrepreneur discusses the risks and benefits of cannabis-based medications for treatments of conditions such as menopause, fibroids, and endometriosis to name a few. Dr. Roberts will discuss the science behind the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how its potential can be harnessed to treat common medical issues facing women today while also exploring the risks and rewards behind this brave new frontier of plant medicine.
Jan Roberts, DWS, LCSW, is a clinician and entrepreneur based in New York City. Dr. Roberts is the founder of The Cannabinoid Institute (TCI) and teaches at NYU Silver School of Social Work where she also serves as the Faculty Advisor for NYU's CannaHealth Student Group. Additionally, Dr. Roberts is the founder of the Center for Empowering Women, an integrated clinical practice dedicated to helping women of all ages to live their best lives through mind and body approaches. On top of her clinical work, Dr. Roberts teaches physicians all over the globe about cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, and how to incorporate holistic models of healing into patient treatment plans.
This event was recorded on January 11, 2022.