It is readily acceptable now that cannabis can be used successfully as a treatment for people with cancer-related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment.

The National Cancer Institute’s website has a PDQ (Physicians Data Query) – cancer information summary for health professionals providing comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of cannabinoids in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions.

What if Cannabis could cure Cancer?  The latest studies will be presented surrounding the Anti-tumor effects of THC and CBD, including the newest research indicating that CBD is not only killing breast cancer cells in a laboratory setting, but is also down regulates a gene that is responsible for tumor growth and metastasis.

This information not only has implications specific to breast cancer, but many cancers…this information may very well be mind blowing – or at the very least, lifesaving….

Make an educated decision about your health, by learning from licensed physicians and cannabis experts, who have been working with patients for years. Later this month, Dr. Elaine Burns, an Arizona-licensed and board-certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD), is the founder and medical director of Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center will be leading a talk on the benefits of cannabis & cancer.

Dr. Elaine Burns, an Arizona-licensed and board-certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD), is the founder and medical director of

Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center. She is one of the state’s most qualified experts in the field, making her a trusted and valuable resource for other physicians, patients and the news media.

Always dedicated to staying at the forefront of the industry on behalf of her patients, Dr. Burns has identified challenges within the medical marijuana community. After noting a gap between what physicians recommend for their patient and what is available, she created DrBurns’ ReLeaf™, a physician formulated line of cannabis and other botanical-infused products that assures a consistent quality and bridges this gap.

In 2012, Dr. Burns was the first in the state of Arizona to pass the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine’s (AACM) physician certification test. In addition to educating patients and clinicians about the therapeutic potential of Cannabis, she also advocates at the legislative level to help give the medical marijuana patient a voice.


Dr. Burns will be joined by Veronica Santarelli is the Co-Founder of Grassp (  A Medical Marijuana Delivery service in Phoenix that caters to the Medical Community.  She works directly with patients, providing science-based guidance and assists them in choosing the best, medical-grade products for their health-related needs. She helped create Grassp, to give patients direct access to trusted delivery experiences, from knowledgeable professionals.

In 2016, she worked with researchers at UCLA Health, to help conduct scientific case studies, in an effort to learn how patients are using cannabis, in place of traditional pharmaceuticals for a wide-range of medical needs.

In her work to normalize the applications of

therapeutic cannabis, she has helped shape sensible policy on a national level, ensuring safe access to legal cannabis for true medical patients.


Event Details

  • Location: Conference Room 106 – 7272 East Indian School Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Date: Thursday, October 18th
  • Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Price: $15 Per Person
  • Park:  Free Parking
  • Limited Seating:  40 Tickets available – Reserve your ticket now!

This month’s guest writer is Zoya Vora-Shah 

Zoya is the Marketing specialist for Grassp ( a Medical Cannabis delivery service that caters to the Medical Community in Phoenix.  Zoya has benefited from Medical Cannabis for years to help with Insomnia, Anxiety and Depression.  She is an advocate of Medical Cannabis use to help with many ailments in Humans and Pets. Her opinion is that Cannabis should be used as first line of defense instead of Opioids.  She helps patients choose the right products for their medical needs and ensures they understand proper dosing techniques.  She also works with Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Hospice communities to set up sensible, cannabis-administration policies.