Speaker Biography

Diana Marie Dummer

Independent Consultant at Natural Products Industry, USA

Title: The Bliss System: The ABC’s of Endocannabinoids, Phytocannabinoids, Cannabis and Chocolate!

Diana Marie Dummer


What is Bliss?  How is it produced?  And what are the precursors necessary for us to experience it?

In this workshop, the discovery of the endocannabinoid system, basic understandings of its role in human physiology and its contribution towards health and homeostasis of the body will be discussed.   Though only recently discovered, history has displayed the workings of it via treatments of this system with plant therapeutics.  Phytocannabinoids and their service to the endocannabinoid system are explained.

Preclinical trials over the past four decades have found that the cannabinoids show promise as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, neuroprotectant, anxiolytic, just to name a few. Further mention of these natural compounds and their actions will be explored.  New data, current findings and phyto-therapies of Cannabis spp., cacao, and other botanicals, and exogenous compounds will be presented.