Dr. Michelle Sexton
Dr. Michelle Sexton is a Naturopathic Doctor, herbalist, educator and clinical Cannabis researcher. Dr. Sexton completed a postdoctoral fellowship focused on the endogenous cannabinoid signaling system (eCS) in the Departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Washington. On an award from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Dr. Sexton’s completed a clinical study measuring novel immune markers in Multiple Sclerosis and the effect of Cannabis use on these markers. Dr. Sexton is passionate about and skilled in lecturing on the biochemistry and pharmacology of the eCS, the phytochemistry of Cannabis and the clinical intersection of the two. It is her specific passion to educate care providers on how to help guide patients in its’ rational use. Dr. Sexton practices clinically and is research faculty at Bastyr University Research Institute. She previously owned a company that provided chemical analysis of Cannabis varieties grown in Washington State. She is a technical advisor to the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia on the development of a Cannabis monograph. Currently she is dividing her time between Washington, California and Texas (where her grandchildren live!).