Rino Cares: Cannabis Health & Wellness Fair 2018
RiNo Supply Company Announces Denver’s First Annual Cannabis Health & Wellness Fair
Community-based Event to Offer Health Screenings, Panel Discussions, Culinary Demonstrations and More Unique Explorations into Cannabis and Culture
DENVER, Colo. – March 6, 2018 – The first annual RiNo Cares: Cannabis Health & Wellness Fair, featuring health & wellness professionals, cannabis industry experts, and independent businesses and creatives in Denver’s River North (RiNo) Art District, is scheduled for Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 10:00AM until 6:00PM at the Cultivated Synergy Denver Events Center, located at 2901 Walnut Street.
The non-consumption 21+ event, co-sponsored by RiNo Supply Company, Sensi Magazine and Canna Health Clinic, will offer health screenings, care provider registrations, culinary demonstrations, experience-led discussions, locally made food and goods, and creative demonstrations surrounding cannabis culture. Admission is free to the public, and a portion of the sponsor proceeds will be donated to provide resources and medical care for military veterans in Colorado.
“We’re very excited to bring the first Cannabis Health and Wellness Fair to Denver,” said Jared Penman, owner of RiNo Supply Company. “As the medicinal benefits of cannabis continue to be researched and proven, we are looking forward to providing a platform and forum for experts and the public to learn more about cannabis and its myriad of uses,” he added.
For the inaugural 2018 fair, RiNo Cares has partnered with local community members, businesses, care providers, industry experts and media outlets to encourage dialogue about cannabis. Confirmed panel discussion experts include:
Dr. Michele Ross, Ph.D. – Neuroscientist, author and cannabinoid medicine leader Dr. Ross is the Founder and Executive Director of the Denver-based IMPACT Network, a non-profit 501c3 cannabis research & education organization. Dr. Ross holds a Doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has researched addiction, mental health, and psychopharmacology for over a decade. She is the author of two books, “Train Your Brain to Get Thin” and the recently published “Vitamin Weed: A 4-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Endocannabinoid Deficiency.”
Marty Otañez, Ph.D. – Dr. Otañez is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver and has extensively studied the tobacco and cannabis industries. Dr. Otañez will be participating in and filming the panel discussions for his cannabis-focused community television program, Getting High On Anthropology: A Story-based Approach To Cannabis Research, Education and Funding, on Comcast Cable Channel 57.
Dr. Ronald Frenkel, M.D. – Dr. Frenkel earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He became interested in the medicinal benefits of cannabis after seeing its effects on eye diseases such as glaucoma, and now consults with patients and the public about medical marijuana. Dr. Frenkel will be a panel participant and will be sharing his extensive clinical experience as well as meeting with attendees interested in obtaining their medical marijuana “red card”.
Jordan Helene Person, LMT, LPN – Jordan Person is the Executive Director of the Denver chapter of NORML and Founder of Primal Therapeutics LLC. Person has combined her 17-year nursing career and 12 years of massage therapy experience into a private practice offering Cannabis-Infused Massage Therapy. In addition to making all the topicals that Primal Therapeutics uses, Person is passionate about plant medicine and herbal solutions for health and wellness, and has a wealth of knowledge to share with attendees.
Jeff Campbell – Campbell has been a part of Denver’s creative community for over two decades, as a pioneering hip-hop and spoken word artist as well as a facilitator of arts in education programs for Colorado’s youth in public schools. Named one of Westword’s 100 Colorado Creatives in 2015, Campbell wrote the critically acclaimed “Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?” a one-man mockumentary on the hip-hop industrial complex, and “Final Fight of the Freedom Fighter” a comedic play about the complexities of intersectionality in activism. Campbell’s second play, debuting in April 2018, is “Honorable Disorder”, inspired in part by his work with veterans in Griffin, Georgia in 2016.
The panel discussion will be led by Moderator Gabrielle Bryant. Gabrielle Bryant is a freelance multimedia journalist, host and Emmy Award-winning politics producer. When she isn’t covering local elections and the legislative session, her work spotlights Colorado culture, community and arts.
The 2018 RiNo Cares: Cannabis Health & Wellness Fair will include free health care and provider screenings for medical cannabis card registrations. Dr. Ron Frenkel, M.D., will be available to meet with attendees regarding how cannabis may help benefit their medical conditions. Prospective medical card recipients will need to bring $80 cash and a valid Colorado driver’s license or identification, of which $40 will be donated to support veterans. An additional charge of $16.10 can be paid with a debit or credit card. Medical records required for higher plant counts and for patients under age 23.
There will also be a two-part culinary demonstration by J. McCoy, a Denver-area Johnson & Wales graduate and USPCA-certified Personal Chef specializing in incorporating cannabis into home cooking. McCoy will be presenting healthy meal preparation tips, delicious on-the-go snacks and offering suggestions about how to infuse CBD products into everyday meals for a total health and wellness diet. Attendees also will be invited to RSVP for a personalized cooking experience with McCoy.
Key community partners and vendors of the 2018 RiNo Cares: Cannabis Health & Wellness Fair include Canna Health Clinic, Sensi Magazine, Cultivated Synergy, J. McCoy Professional Chef, Revive Colorado, LoDo Massage & Wellness, Courtney Mathis, Sebastian Nassau, Duncan Dash, Good to Know Colorado, Denver Open Media, RiNo Art District and the Greater Five Points neighborhoods and businesses for support. For a complete listing of speakers, sponsors, vendors, and to RSVP please visit: https://www.picatic.com/rinocares2018, https://www.rinosupply.com/news/events, or Rino Supply Facebook page.
About RiNo Cares
RiNo Cares is the positive community engagement campaign “RinoGivesBack” at RiNo Supply Company, the medical cannabis dispensary located at 3100 Blake Street in Denver. RiNo Supply Company organizes seasonal collaborations with community while giving back through charitable donations to Denver Police Brotherhood, Mount Saint Vincent Home, Humane Society, and Food Bank of the Rockies. For more information about RiNo Cares and how local businesses can get involved, please visit https://www.rinosupply.com/about/community-engagement/. Follow us on Facebook @RinoSupply and on Instagram at: @RinoSupplyCompany.
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