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MANDY BLUME
 

Mandy Blume was born into an extensive rural Florida family with a heritage dating back to 1720. While pursuing a higher education and starting a family, Mandy fell into the Standard American Diet. When her first son was born with complications and diagnosed as autistic, questions began. Driven to heal her son, Mandy found "Nourishing Traditions" in 2000, reigniting her passion for ancestral foods. Witnessing dramatic improvements, Mandy continued her education in clinical nutrition, earning a Master's and pursuing her doctorate.
 

Today, Mandy Blume is a passionate mother with twenty-four years of experience working with vulnerable children. She has affected lives through her nonprofit organization and cookbook, "Real Food Recovery." Mandy currently practices at Docs Outside the Box in St. Petersburg. After unsuccessfully fighting with the medical community in 2010 for marijuana for a foster son with cancer, Mandy researches cannabinoids and more within the University setting.

PRESENTATION 

FROM BLISS TO RISK: UNVEILING THE COMPLEX WORLD OF MARIJUANA

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 

 

In this enlightening presentation, a clinical nutritionist and doctoral candidate will delve into the complex landscape of public perception and scientific evidence surrounding marijuana use. Drawing on a wealth of credible studies, this discussion contrasts common public experiences and beliefs with the nuanced perspectives of global medical communities and the notably stringent stance of the U.S. federal government. Through a meticulous examination of research data and policy, we will uncover the discrepancies between public understanding and the scientific consensus, highlighting the implications for health policy and societal attitudes. This session promises to offer a genuine and unbiased analysis that navigates through cultural, political and scientific realms, providing a current view of the evolving dialogues on marijuana.

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