We are Marijuana for Trauma! AMA!
We are Marijuana for Trauma! Founded in New Brunswick, with locations across Canada, Marijuana for Trauma Inc. is a veteran owned and operated company whose mission is to improve the quality of life for anyone suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, chronic pain and/or other medical conditions. Tonight, to answer your questions, we have Jean-Guy, Francois, George, Riley, and Eldon.
Jean-Guy Bourguignon is currently the National Operational Manager for Marijuana for Trauma. In the last 25 years, he has gained experience in both business and government. Jean-Guy has experience in management and senior management of governmental operational levels managing high risk situations, multi-million dollar budgetary requirements & human resources at capacities of over 200 employees. In the last decade of government, he has been involved in the investigation field, teaching across Ontario, public speaking to groups of over 300, managing multi-million & billion dollar projects as it pertains to health and safety requirements from small to very large stake holder projects.
While in business, his 25 years ranged from owning and operating a retail store, managing and owning services industry operations, property ownership, rental and property management.
Francois Hallé, is a medical doctor with a very strong background in epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative research, behavioral sciences, psychiatry and cannabinoids and their mode of action (MOA). He is currently the National Medical-Science Liaison and Clinical Coordinator at Marijuana for Trauma. Before that, from September 2013 until March 2016, he worked as a medical-science adviser and paralegal consultant for various agencies and managed his own consulting firm in the Ottawa region.
From July 2011 till June 2013, he was a resident in preventative medicine and public health at Laval University from 2008 to 2011 he was a professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) school of nursing, where he was responsible for the Pathophysiology courses and Obstetric and Gynecology and Pediatric clinical sciences courses at the master’s level.
He has also developed and gave more than 450 conferences in preventative medicine for Sentinelle Health Group, RPI and MCO. These conferences were given to multiple government agencies across Canada between 2009 and 2011. As part of his involvement with Sentinelle Health Group, I helped design and develop the educational package for 3 of their newly released products in 2010. From 2008 to 2010, he was an associate director at the Marketed Health Product Directorate (MHPD) at Health Canada where he was responsible of the pharmacovigilance and risk to benefit ratio analysis of marketed health products. Before my involvement with MHPD in 2008, he worked at the Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI) as a clinical research coordinator where he had the opportunity take part in clinical research in thrombosis.
Riley McGee is currently the Western Canada Director of Operations for Marijuana for Trauma Inc, which specializes in serving the medical needs of Canadian Veterans and civilians diagnosed with PTSD. MFT’s “Plants not pills” motto expresses properly its belief that medical marijuana is a more appropriate treatment than traditional prescription drug cocktails, which often create harmful side effects.
Riley served with the Canadian Forces from Feb 2, 2000 to April 19, 2007. As a Combat Engineer with 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, he was responsible for the planning and execution of multiple complex camp deployments; both permanent and temporary with very challenging logistics across Canada and overseas. After a rigorous selection process, Riley received specialty training as a Combat Diver in 2004 and was hand-selected for Op Archer serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan July 24, 2005 to March 5, 2006 with the Provincial Construction Team at Camp Nathan Smith as a member of the Engineer Section.
He began his real estate training upon returning from overseas and was a licensed realtor by May 2006, making my first commercial purchase in December -. a four-unit apartment building. Riley was honourably discharged from the Canadian Forces April 19, 2007 and began selling real estate, earning the President’s Gold Award 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015 Directors’ Platinum Award 2009, 2011 and Sales Achievement Award 2011 and 2012.
George Myatte is a 32-year Veteran of the Canadian Forces. He served during the Cold War, the Gulf War and the Bosnian. George is currently the Ambassador of the Memory based in London, Ontario as a public speaker, as well as a volunteer at the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum in London, Ontario through providing education to the public about the Royal Canadian Regiment.
He has received the Governor General's Unit Commendation for opening the Airport in Sarajevo as part of UNPROFOR (United Nation Protection Force), as well as the Chief of Defence Staff Award for Volunteerism and launching campaign to remember troops in Afghanistan. For his time spent in the community, George has also received the Ontario Government 5-year volunteer award. He is currently the IC of the Marijuana for Trauma located in Strathroy, Ontario.
Eldon Bennett started out after graduation in a sales manager role for Tip Top Tailors. After 18 years, he decided to go back to college and complete his Human Resources and Payroll Course. Eldon decided to have a bit of an adventure and took a Store Manager and Operations position with Northern which is isolation in the north.
Eldon has 2 sons in the military, one being in for 2 years now as a heavy equipment mechanic. His elder son served for 8 years and had some issues which caused PTSD and related illnesses. Since becoming a client with Marijuana for Trauma, Eldon’s son is now a different person - more relaxed, can socialize, no more suicidal thoughts, and the anger has mostly gone away.
After returning to Sydney, Nova Scotia last year he met Mike Southwell, a Marijuana for Trauma Owner, who gave him a huge opportunity to come aboard as a team member with Marijuana for Trauma. Eldon was recently promoted to area operations for Atlantic Canada. Eldon feels that this has been the most rewarding thing he has ever done. He enjoys being able to help others with his work as others have helped his son.
Proof : http://imgur.com/a/Nywl5
EDIT: Thank you so much everyone! It was great answering your questions. Please feel free to keep asking and we will try to keep answering your questions over the next couple of days.