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Dr. Mary Clifton


Dr. Mary Clifton is a 25-year board-certified MD, based in New York City. She is a recognized expert in CBD and Cannabis and the host of the Cannabis Clinicians Lounge and the highly respected professional certification course, “The Cannabinoid Protocol”.  She provides medical and scientific consulting in the cannabis industry.

Dr. Mary is the bestselling author of “Cannabis for Health: The Essential Guide to Using Cannabis for Total Wellness“ and “Get Waisted”, as well as five companion cookbooks - one of which is just for pets.  

Prior to, Dr. Mary began her career in private practice as a board-certified internal medicine specialist, always focused on innovation and patient empowerment. She healed patients through holistic lifestyle changes and medical therapy in the hospital and at home. This experience has enabled her to take a detailed and scientific approach to medical cannabis. 

Dr. Mary has transformed the lives of thousands of patients living with a variety of ailments, including chronic pain, autoimmune conditions and cancer.

Dr. Mary is an outspoken and highly-respected advocate for medical cannabis, reshaping perceptions and leading an industry-wide revolution. She has presented at numerous medical conferences around the globe and holds board positions with NACB in addition to numerous advisory boards.

Dr. Mary is a social justice advocate and enjoys the the art of storytelling through videography, capturing her passion for patient education and medical innovation through the lens of her camera.

Dr. Mary splits her time between her NYC apartment and her home in Greenville, South Carolina. 



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