Dr. David Hepburn, MD is Canada’s foremost medical cannabis educator of physicians as well as the scientific and lay communities. He is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC), International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), International Cannabis Research Society (ICRS) Physicians for Medical Cannabis (PMC) and the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine (AACM). He serves as Medical Director to Plena Global and consults internationally to countries establishing regulations for medical cannabis.
Dr. Hepburn is an award winning syndicated columnist to more than 100 newspapers across the United States and Canada. He is a recipient of the prestigious Canadian Community Newspaper Association columnist of the year award as well as the Arizona Newspaper Association columnist of the year.
Cohost of the Oprah Winfrey Network show Buyologic
Cohost of the popular nationally syndicated radio program "Wisequacks" heard weekly across Canada.
He is the author of "The Doctor Is In(sane)" which was nominated for several book awards.
In 1995 he lived in the remote Pacific island of Tanna in the country of Vanuatu where, for most of a year he was the sole doctor and bush surgeon to 30,000 Tannese, many of whom had never seen a white man. His remarkable Vanuatu exploits, including that of standing on the edge of a volcano as it exploded were chronicled weekly on CBC radio.
Dr. Hepburn was a Canadian naval surgeon in the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Served as the doctor for the Canadian Armed Forces’ West Coast fleet for three years. Instructor NBCW (nuclear, biological, chemical warfare) medical treatment.
Doctor to the 1996 Olympic Games and marched into Olympic stadium in Atlanta. Medical Director of the 1994 Commonwealth Games in gymnastics. Former team doctor to national rugby teams as well as junior and professional hockey teams.
He has coached at the highest level of hockey for 12 years and he himself entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2002 as the highest scoring defenceman in the longest hockey game in history.
His thrill seeking exploits have taken him around the globe and across the equator several times. He is an avid outdoorsman, he has guided two African wildlife safaris, is a whitewater enthusiast, and has survived being a leader in the Canadian Boy Scouts for 14 years.
A firm believer that fun and humour are two of the greatest antidotes to pain and suffering, he lives by the motto “There ain’t much fun in medicine but there’s lots of medicine in fun.”