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About Michelle Sexton

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Dr. Sexton began her career as a midwife/herbalist and earned her doctorate Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She studied the endogenous cannabinoid system across 6 years at University of Washington in the Department of Pharmacology. This immersion in cannabinoid pharmacology led her to apply the knowledge gained to clinical Cannabis use. She is currently the Executive Medical Director at the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy in Seattle, WA and has a private clinical practice. She is a technical advisor and editor on the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Cannabis Monograph and serves on the Board of Directors for the Cannabis Training Institute and Americans for Safe Access Foundation. Michelle is also the founder and owner of Phytalab in Seattle. She spends a lot of her time writing, researching, and providing education for health care providers on the topic of clinical Cannabis use. In her spare time, surfing, rock climbing, singing and playing with grandchildren are favorite occupations.

Posts by Michelle Sexton:

The Aspiring Lives of Neurons: Women, Their Babies and Cannabis

The Aspiring Lives of Neurons: Women, Their Babies and Cannabis

“Of course it is safe to smoke pot in pregnancy, just take look at Jamaica”! This type of comment perpetuates an “herban legend,” circulating specifically among those in the “it’s safe” camp. The reference to Jamaica is to the commonly quoted work of anthropologist Melanie Dreher PhD RN, who in 1989 conducted a small, qualitative, […]

The Female : Cannabis Relationship

The Female : Cannabis Relationship

IMAGE: “Daydream,” Andrew Wyeth Women have long kept their health lore confined to their close female communities.  Until the late 19th century, birthing was the domain of women and they carried this, as well as other women’s health knowledge, forward.  Natural birth control (often herbs) had to keep secret.  There is lore that women once […]