Cannabis Athlete Panel (2019)

Cannabis Science Conference in Portland

Dr. Sue Sisley MD, President and Principal Investigator, Scottsdale Research Institute
Riley Cote
Cliff Robinson
Anna Symonds, East Fork Cultivars
Marvin Washington

Dr. Sue Sisley MD, President and Principal Investigator, Scottsdale Research Institute
Arizona-based physician practicing Internal Medicine & Psychiatry.
She works as Independent Medical Director for medical cannabis license holders in 17 different states from Hawaii to Florida to New Jersey.
Sue serves as President of Scottsdale Research Institute & Principal Investigator for the only FDA-approved randomized controlled trial in the world examining safety/efficacy of whole plant marijuana in combat veterans with severe post traumatic stress disorder PTSD.
Her other areas of current IRB-approved research include supervising studies evaluating cannabis for pain & opioid substitution.

Riley Cote
Riley Cote is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger in the National Hockey League (NHL), who spent four of his eight professional hockey seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers where he was well-known for his role as an enforcer. Upon retiring from the NHL, Cote founded the Hemp Heals Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cannabis/hemp as viable renewable resource, that can help improve environmental and public health. Cote sits on the PAHIC (Pennsylvania Hemp Industries Council) board. Cote is an Athletes For Care co-founder and board member, a role that allows him to continue pursuing his passion to help athletes find safe nontoxic ways to find relief, manage pain and guide them to understand self-healing.

Cliff Robinson
Clifford ‘Uncle Cliffy’ Robinson played for the Portland Trail Blazers for 8 seasons and was selected as an NBA Sixth Man of the Year and an NBA All-Star. Uncle Cliffy is a passionate cannabis reform advocate and entrepreneur and is working to change the perception that cannabis and sports are incompatible.

Anna Symonds
Anna Symonds plays in the USA Rugby Women’s Premier League. Her nineteen years of competing in rugby includes a Division I National Championship, selection to the National All-Star Competition, and a Sydney Premiership Championship. In the sport of Touch Rugby, Anna also represented the USA at the 2015 World Cup and has won four national championships with the Portland Hunters. She has also competed in mixed martial arts (MMA).
Anna holds an MA in Communication and is a Cannabis Science Educator, running the East Fork Cultivars CBD Certified program. As a pledged brain donor to the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, she supports the work of The Concussion Legacy Foundation.

Marvin Washington
Marvin Washington played for 11 years in the N.F.L. and was a member of the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl championship team in 1998. He is an advocate for ex players dealing with the effects of concussions and pain management. He has written on this subject for The NY Times, Huffington Post and The Players Tribune. He has also been a guest commentator on ESPN OutSide The Lines, Fox and Friends, MSNBC, Fusion TV and HLN. He sits on the board of Texas Can Academy, the largest charter school system in Texas and Axim Biotechnologies a leading bioscience cannabinoid company. Marvin is a graduate of The Universitty of Idaho and now resides in the NYC area.

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