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Dr. Dave Hepburn

Director, Medical Relations/General Practice

He is the author of the hilarious yet informative "The Doctor Is In(sane)" which was nominated for book awards and released to great acclaim by his mother. (see excerpts on WRITING page)  

He cohosted the Oprah Winfrey Network show Buyologic, a fast paced series where no medical ailment is off limits, no healthcare product safe from scrutiny and no test too outrageous to tackle.

Dr. Hepburn is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) and Physicians for Medical Cannabis (PMC). Like fellow media physician, Dr Sanjay Gupta, Drs. Hepburn and Dr Sealey have become leaders, speakers and teachers to both physicians and the lay community in the medical cannabis world. 

Dr. Hepburn was a Canadian naval surgeon in the Persian Gulf War.  He served as the doctor for the Canadian Armed Forces’ West Coast fleet for three years and was an instructor of NBCW (nuclear, biological, chemical warfare) medical treatment. 



  • 2016

    The Further From Nature, the Harder the Heart

    Improving Indigenous Health

    This Ute quote resonates with one of Dr. Dave’s two major passions, improving Indigenous Health. The modernization/westernization/colonization of the Indigenous peoples and how moving away from the Healthy Traditions provided by Nature caused a significant rise in heart disease.  First Nations communities should be amongst the healthiest in Canada yet First Nation men die eight years earlier than the Canadian average and women die five years earlier. Heart disease is 50% higher, Type 2 diabetes is four times higher and TB almost 10 times higher than the Canadian Average.  In this keynote, Dr. Dave shares what First Nation communities can do to reverse this alarming disparity and inspires First Nation audiences to turn back to the Wisdom and Values of their Elders and the Traditional Healing methods that served their communities for centuries. Dr. Dave affirms that by resuming connection to Nature, the land, in all its forms, both quantity and quality of life can be improved.

  • 2016

    Stress for Success

    Identify the insidious symptoms of negative stress

    Negative unmitigated stress is now recognized as one of the most significant ways that we sabotage our health. Having your company, and all who work for it, understand how to harness the inevitable stress of business and personal life is essential to superior corporate and individual health. Using the template of the Harvard Business Review, Dr. Dave teaches how to identify the insidious symptoms of negative stress (distress), while capitalizing on the positive stress (eustress) that can actually benefit, rather than ravage our physical and mental health. He shares his remarkable yet practical 14 point method of avoiding the damages of unmitigated negative stress. Help yourself and your company thrive during change and reverse the all to common experience of severe burnout.

  • 2016

    Die Young...at an Old Age

    Learn the key points of how to age optimally

    This is, in fact, what doctors strive to help you do. Aging is not only about the quantity of days in your life but about the quality of life in your days. Learn the key points of how to age optimally and avoid the deterioration and degeneration associated with aging and most importantly, how to enjoy rather than endure getting older. We must learn how to replace the dread of aging with the appreciation that lost youth, in fact, leads to a new stage of opportunity and strength. In addition to the usual medical advice, Dr. Dave unveils nine unique pearls that are now known to reduce the potential ravages of aging. This extremely popular lecture may be the most valuable investment you ever make. We’re all going to get to where we’re going to go, the question is what are we going to be like when we get there.

  • 2016

    The Science of Fun

    Happiness and fun in everyday life

    An up-to- date, fun and informative discussion on how to harness the ever changing science of happiness and fun in everyday life. “There ain’t much fun in medicine but there is a heck of a lot of medicine in fun.”

  • 2016

    Yes We Can…nabis

    Understanding Medical Cannabis

    The remarkable story of how and why cannabis has become a source of national debate pitching governments against cities, doctors against regulators and even neighbours against patients. Mythinformation abounds and incredibly, it is the aging baby boomers and older who are battling the hardest for a credible understanding of medical cannabis, what it prevents, what it is best used for, how it can be used and how to obtain access. A leading authority and key opinion leader, Dr. Hepburn consults to many organizations, medical and otherwise, on the intriguing world of cannabis.


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