Founder and President of Ardent, for years I struggled to dose accurately with my medicine. I thought I was doing a good job with my homespun methods until I took my medicine to tab and realized I could be doing much better. Determined to find a solution, I decided to test all the methods people are currently using.
I learned It’s virtually impossible to get a full decarb with these conventional appliance. Every method I tried fell short. Fortunately I was blessed to work with MCR labs on the science and create a product that finally solves this grey area in cannabis world. Together, we developed the NOVA – an innovative in home device that delivers decarbed marijuana to patients looking for an alternative method to consume.
Elizabeth Dost is a registered nurse and senior health care executive with more than 20 years experience in the Boston-area health care market. Beth is a Certified Cannabis Nurse and Nominating Committee member of the American Cannabis Nurse Association, and an active member of the Society for Cannabis Clinicians, Americans for Safe Access, Patients Out of Time, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), where she serves on their speaker’s list. She also is a registered participant of My Compassion and the Medical Cannabis Institute.
Beth was awarded Ernst and Young, Merrill Lynch and Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year in Healthcare, New England Region, and is a member of the elite group Alumni. She has received Special Recognition by the Massachusetts’ Department of Public Health for services provided to a foster child suffering from AIDS, was an invited participant to the US Surgeon General’s Conference in Washington, DC, and is a sought after public speaker on cannabis, leadership, marketing, entrepreneurship, pain management, death and dying with dignity. Notably, Beth was called upon to speak statewide on behalf of all hospices in Massachusetts for the Coalition against Physician Assisted Suicide.
Steven Shelales has been an expert on nutraceutical products for over 17 years. His experience studying nutraceuticals in an academic environment, advising the public on their use, and gathering both empirical evidence and anecdotal data has provided him a keen perspective on the usefulness, validity and limitations of natural therapies. Steven earned his Masters of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology from the University of Rhode Island, summa cum laude, specializing in natural products science, stem cell science and the organismal theory of evolution. His master’s literature review investigated the varied uses of beta glucans from mushroom sources, their potency and their potential uses in the future of medicine.
Steven’s research at the University of Rhode Island Pharmacognosy Lab involved studying novel sources of resveratrol, properties of rebaudioside-A and novel separation methods of reb-A from raw crude stevia extract, and the development of fast-dissolving films for nutraceutical delivery. He has broad knowledge of the scientific industry, having worked as a chemist at a chemical manufacturing and processing industrial facility, in quality control in the food industry, and in process development for biopharmaceuticals at a large biotech firm. Steven’s primary expertise lies in developing formulations and extracts from raw sources in a variety of delivery forms.
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