Dr. Dave Hepburn

2016 Cannabis Conference


Dave is an award-winning syndicated columnist featured in several major newspapers across the United States and Canada, and is a recipient of the prestigious Canadian Community Newspaper Association columnist of the year award. As a doctor in the military he served onboard a ship as a surgeon in the Persian Gulf War. In 1995, he lived in the jungles of Vanuatu where, for eight months he was the sole doctor and bush surgeon to 30,000 people. His book, The Doctor is In(sane) was released in the spring of 2009. He was the co-host of the TV show, “Buyologic” on the Oprah Winfrey Network and his interest in sports and sports medicine resulted in him being called to be a medical director of the 1994 Commonwealth Games and a team physician for Canada in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Dave has also been or currently is the team doctor to national rugby teams as well as junior and professional hockey teams. He is on the Board of Directors for the David Foster Foundation and is a clinical instructor with University of British Columbia Medical School. Amongst the growing number of media physicians educated about cannabinoid medicine he is an active Member of Society of Cannabis Clinicians, International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) and Physicians for Medical Cannabis (PMC).