LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Tuesday December 5th, CannaKids CEO Tracy Ryan will make her daytime talk debut on the CBS Emmy award-winning program, "The Doctors." Tracy and Dr. Bonni Goldstein (MD, of Canna-Centers Wellness and Education), will debate former-FDA Division Director Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., on several subjects related to medical cannabis. Tracy and her husband Josh Ryan will also tell the story of how medical cannabis helped to save their daughter Sophie after she was diagnosed with brain cancer at 8 1/2 months.
The broadcast comes at a time when medical cannabis is a hot national topic. Currently 29 states in the U.S. allow for some form of medical cannabis access and in January, California will become the largest recreational cannabis market in the world.
Tracy Ryan is the CEO of CannaKids and a public advocate for the use of medical cannabis in treating pediatric illness. Since her infant daughter Sophie’s brain tumor diagnosis in 2013, she has worked closely with doctors and researchers to understand the benefits that cannabis provides to sick children and adults alike. Tracy has taken the knowledge from her daughter's recovery and partnered with like-minded pharmaceutical, research and medical entities, including CURE Pharmaceutical (OTCQB:CURR), The Technion Institute, Vyripharm and the Texas Medical Center, to research the true nature of cannabis' healing properties. She sits on the board of CURE as well as on the task force for University of California Irvine's multi-disciplinary cannabis program.
Bonni Goldstein, MD, is the Medical Director of Canna-Centers Wellness and Education, a California-based medical practice devoted to educating patients about the use of cannabis for serious and chronic medical conditions. Dr. Goldstein has evaluated thousands of patients for use of medical cannabis and has a special interest in treating children with intractable epilepsy, autism, and advanced cancers, as well as adults with chronic pain, autoimmune illnesses and other endocannabinoid deficiency disorders. She recently authored the book “Cannabis Revealed: How the world’s most misunderstood plant is treating everything from chronic pain to epilepsy.” She has served as Chief Resident at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, as a Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at USC School of Medicine in Los Angeles, Emergency Transport Attending Physician at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Emergency Medicine Attending Physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.
The Doctors airs at 2pm in most markets. Check your local listings or exact time and channel.