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Dr. Autry

Cannabis Education and Consultation

Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics, patient consultation, cannabis product development, cannabis regulations and legislation, provider education, and investment consultation.


"I want to bridge the education gap between traditional medicine and the science of cannabis."

"I want to educate patients on the risks and benefits of cannabis when used to manage disease specific symptoms."

"I want to inform investors about new products and processes in the medical cannabis market-place."

"I want to educate and consult with legislative authorities to regulate safe and profitable state cannabis markets."

Papers and literature by Dr. Autry Parker

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Cannabis regulation in the 20th century, factors leading to prohibition

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Mythbuster: Cannabis does not affect driving

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Transdermal Cannabis and Pain

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Why Tennessee Legislators Will Not Legalize Cannabis

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Summary of Analytical Techniques, Role in Cannabis identification

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Mythbusters Response Depency

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Decriminalization verses Legalization

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Team THC verses CBD

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CBD verses THC


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Presented to the Tennessee Medical Cannabis Commission on February 25, 2022.

Dr. P's presentation begins at time-stamp 1:46:30 and ends at 2:35:10

Please note two corrections:

Epidiolex is a CBD extract and not one-to-one THC/CBD like Sativex, and in the edible comment Dr. P meant to say, "11-hydroxl," not 4-hydroxyl. 

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Presented to the Tennessee Medical Association Virtual Town Hall Meeting November 18, 2021


Additional Resources

Terpenes Determine Quality

Terpenes have a wide variety of medicinal uses and have been utilized for centuries. 

Terpenes are the "secret sauce" in cannabis pharmacology. The "Entourage Effect" is due largely to terpenes' contributions. THC and CBD are more effective when combined with terpenes' anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anxiolytic, sedative, stimulatory, and modulatory effects.

Clinicians must understand the importance of specific terpenes and have access to accurate labeling of the product's terpene (and cannabinoid) concentrations when choosing a cannabis cultivar. 

Because the discussion of terpenes is a complex topic, I am providing a link to an informative site that can provide references. 

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