Oct 29 Mon
Town Hall Panel with Q&A at UMKC
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Join us on Monday, October 29th from 6 to 8pm at UMKC Pierson Auditorium located at 5000 Holmes, Kansas City, Missouri, 64110 for a medical marijuana Town Hall Panel discussion with Q&A session.
Featured speakers will be retired cardiologist and patient advocate Paul E. Callicoat, M.D., pharmacist Dr. Michael Barton, and NORML KC Deputy Director and activist Jen Shockley. Read their full bios below.
This event is sponsored by Hops 21, LLC and Annie’s Apothecary.
It is free to attend and open to the public.
UMKC has offered free parking for this event! To take advantage of this use the Cherry Street Garage. Levels 5 and 6 are free event parking.
Paul E. Callicoat, M.D. is a retired Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist from Joplin, MO. Dr. Callicoat is a fellow emeritus of the American College of Cardiology. Paul attended University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC. He received a Bachelor of Science (Biology) 1979 cum laude and Bachelor of Arts 1980 (Chemistry) cum laude. He attended Medical School at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, NC 1981-1985. He received his Internal Medicine training at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO 1985-1988 and furthered his training in Cardiology at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO 1988-1991. Dr. Callicoat practiced Cardiology in Joplin, MO from 1991 through 2000 and in Grove, OK from 2000-2014. Dr Callicoat was one of the first physicians in the United States to partner with a hospital group to own and operate his own Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Dr. Callicoat sold his Catheterization Lab and his Cardiology practice in 2014 and retired. Dr. Callicoat became interested in the Medical Cannabis Industry shortly after retirement at the urging of his son Jonathon. Dr. Callicoat is now a well known advocate for the potential uses of Medical Cannabis in today’s medical climate.
Michael Barton, Pharm.D., BCGP - Dr. Michael Barton graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Barton was awarded the title, Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. For the past 3 years, Dr. Barton has provided education for advanced pharmacy students in his capacity as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for the Introduction to Cannabis Medicine course offered at the UMKC School of Pharmacy. Dr. Barton's current practice site is at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, where he serves as a Clinical Pharmacist. Dr. Barton's areas of interest include teaching physicians, nurses, students, and non-healthcare providers about medical cannabis, caring for the geriatric population, and advocating for pharmacist involvement in cannabis-based medicine.
Jen Shockley is the Deputy Director of NORML Kansas City and helped to lead a successful effort to place a marijuana decriminalization initiative on the ballot in Kansas City in 2016, which passed with over 70% of the vote. Jen is a dedicated activist and community organizer who has devoted countless hours towards cannabis reform, patient advocacy and social justice.