Medical Cannabis Researcher
Debra Kimless, MD, graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Muhlenberg College with a double major in natural sciences and biology. She attended medical school at Rutgers University and completed her residency at Temple University Hospital. She is a board-certified anesthesiologist with a subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine and was recently board-certified by both the American and International Boards of Lifestyle Medicine.
Motivated by her mother who, at the end of her life, suffered with intractable pain and responded paradoxically to opiates, Dr. Kimless traveled the world to learn if medical cannabis could have been a treatment option. She studied under the most respected experts in cannabis medicine and research and has become a passionate champion for medical cannabis.
Currently, she is the Chief Medical Officer for Pure Green, a medical cannabis company in Michigan, where she formulates products and runs clinical trials. She is the Medical Director of ForwardGro, serves as volunteer faculty at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, and is a contributing writer for GRAM magazine.
Her passion is to use education to destigmatize cannabis and explain how it may be used as an effective medical choice.