Seeking to generate and expand a healthcare advisory board to help in reaching new sufferers and clinics, Acreage Holdings (CSE: ACRG.U OTCQX: ACRGF) just made the part of Chief Health-related Officer. 

Nowadays the enterprise announced that the new position in senior management will be filled by Dr. Corey Burchman, who moves into the job following operating as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Discomfort Medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel College of Medicine. 

A Navy veteran, Dr. Burchman has 33 years of expertise in the healthcare field, finishing his residency and fellowship at Harvard Health-related College. He will report straight to Acreage’s COO even though operating to lower dangers and enhance solutions for healthcare sufferers with new item rollouts. 

Discussing what he provides the Acreage management group, Dr. Burchman issued this statement: 

I hope to bring my expertise in clinical cannabinoid therapeutics for establishing sturdy patient outreach applications, and constructing relationships with advocacy groups and partners. Operating with Acreage makes it possible for me to additional a theme that has anchored my whole career—patient safety—in an market that has the capacity to transform lives for the greater.

Prior to joining the Acreage group, Dr. Burchman authored a 2017 study that has grow to be element of a growing physique of proof displaying cannabis potentially has a important part to play in fighting the opioid crisis. 

Released in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, the study located that healthcare cannabis sufferers in New England saw reductions in usage of opioids, antidepressants, alcohol, and anxiousness medication. 

Other cannabis businesses across the market in each the U.S. and Canada have been involved in funding related analysis. 

Back in January, Aleafia Health Inc. (TSXV: ALEF, OTC: ALEAF) released a peer-reviewed study in the journal  Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research that showed cannabis usage in sufferers led to decreased usage and dependence on benzodiazepines. 

Acreage has seasoned various bumps in the road even though attempting to additional their healthcare patient outreach lately.  

Earlier this year, a 30-second Acreage industrial touting the positive aspects of cannabis for seizure sufferers and these with chronic discomfort challenges was rejected by CBS for the 2019 Super Bowl ad line-up.  The enterprise later released a longer 60-second version of the ad on line by way of YouTube.