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Expert Partners

Our expert partners are specialists from different disciplines in the cannabis industry. They help guide and create content so that you can be confident that you’re getting information that’s reliable, relevant, and true. Join the expert team or learn more about our partners and how they contribute to cannabis research, education and industry growth.

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Diandra Phipps

COO of Tetra Health

Diandra Phipps is the COO and co-founder of Tetra Health, a leading healthcare network that assists patients and physicians in accessing legal medical cannabis across Australia. Diandra has over 5 years experience in the global medical cannabis industry across Canada and Australia.

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Dr Hannah Kirk

Developmental Neuroscientist, Monash Uni.

Dr Hannah Kirk is a Developmental Neuroscientist and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Research Fellow in the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, at Monash University. She holds a Bachelor of Science with honours in Psychology from Newcastle University (UK) and a PhD in Psychological Sciences from Monash University.

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Rhys Cohen

Principal Consultant, FreshLeaf Analytics

Rhys is a drug policy and politics nerd with a social science background. He’s a passionate advocate for evidence-based drug policy and medical cannabis access.

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Dr James Connell MBBS, FRACGP

Founder: Forage Medicine & Lifestyle

Dr James Connell (Dr Jim) is an RACGP accredited General Practitioner. Dr Jim has developed special interests in chronic pain, palliative care, musculoskeletal medicine, chronic disease management and mental health. These areas of interest have naturally led Dr Jim to investigate and utilise cannabis medicines to help his patients optimise their quality of life.

Australian Cannabis Experiences

Science and people’s experiences are two of the most important and opinion forming elements of the cannabis conversation. While science can tell us how the plant works, it’s people’s stories and experiences that actually shape public opinion, drive policies and create political change. Dive into real Australians’ cannabis experiences or share your own with the community.