Dr. Ira Price

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Hamilton, Ontario

Dr. Ira Price is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine through the Department of Internal Medicine at McMaster University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons trained in Emergency Medicine, with a Fellowship in Sports Medicine.

For the past nine years Dr. Ira has been a leader in the clinical application of natural pain solutions and Cannabinoid therapeutics. In 2011, Dr. Price opened the first clinic in Ontario dedicated solely to evaluating patients for the use of medical cannabis, called Synergy Health Services. Dr. Price then founded the Medical Cannabis Journal Club of Hamilton; the first accredited Medical Cannabis Journal Club.

Dr. Price’s Medical Cannabis practice has been peer reviewed. His dedication and forward thinking is recognized on the internationall stage. Relying on evidence based principles, Dr. Price developed an effective clinical pathway for the evaluation of medical cannabis patients. Most recently he developed KARE – Kannabis Accreditation, Regulation and Education – a Seminar style certification and online platform (currently under construction) for the medical and lifestyle communities.

Dr. Price is an internationally known lecturer who has educated countless numbers of physicians and patients on the use cannabinoids. His interests lie in the development of protocols for the clinical application of cannabinoids and decreasing the barriers that patients face in accessing Medical Cannabis.

Dr. Price assumed many roles within the growing Cannabis industry; including medical Director and Research advisor for multiple federally approved Licensed Producers. He assists in the development of SOP’s and regulatory standards that would become part these company’s structure.

Perhaps most notably, Dr. Price started Cannabis Research Associates, a private CRO dedicated to combating the opioid epidemic and advancing cannabinoid therapeutics.

Dr. Price’s extensive knowledge and expertise within the Cannabis market allows him to be a top consultant. His ability to forecast and analyze the Cannabis markets has translated into huge wins for Licensed Producers, Investors and Regulatory Bodies.

You can catch him on his podcast “The Higher Estate” discussing all things Health and Wellness, including Cannabis.