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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Addressing Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic with Cannabis

The Southern California Cannabis Conference and Expo is coming to the San Diego Convention Center August 6 and 7. The event will showcase the industry’s most innovative products, along with scheduled seminars and presentations by industry business leaders and experts.

Attendees will hear from respected experts excited to educate and share their insights on America’s fastest growing industry. A press conference, presented by Isodiol, titled Addressing Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic with Cannabis is being held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on August 6 in the San Diego Convention Center Media Room.

Speakers include David Tonkin, MD, one of the nation’s premier pain management specialists with board-certifications in anesthesiology and pain management, who will address questions on how to alleviate prescription opioid addiction with cannabis. In addition, Josh Kinney, 2006 MLB World Series Champion, an advocate for cannabis-based pain solutions, will explain what “playing through the pain” really means. Kinney had season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament.

Marvin Washington, 11 year NFL Veteran and Super Bowl star, advocates that cannabinoids as neuroprotectants “make the game safer” and can protect professional, recreational and child athletes—all without any psychotropic effects or impact on performance. Voted by Sports Illustrated as the 36th best NY Jet of all-time, Washington also explains the debilitating effects of concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopahthy (CTE).

Location: 111 W Harbor Dr., San Diego. Visit for a comprehensive list of speakers, venue and sponsorship information, and a schedule of events. For 50 percent off admission, use promo code: RADIO.

For press passes, contact Denise Mahaffey, CEO, Malama Marketing at 760- 908-6565 or email [email protected] or Kim Prince, CEO, Proven Media at 480-221-7995 or Neko Catanzaro, Vice President, Proven Media at 401-484-4980.