MDherb Announces New Senior Leaders and Advisory Board Members is the most comprehensive platform available for cannabis education and research

ATLANTA – October 4th, 2015 – Today, MDherb, a leading medical website that provides information to chronic or terminally ill patients on cannabis as an alternative medicine, is proud to announce new senior leadership and advisory board members. The MDherb board of advisors has a breadth of experience in medical practice, life sciences, research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cannabis thought leaders and patient caregivers – as well as world-class experience in building successful organizations. New members include: Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, MRO, Charlo Greene, Jason Cranford, and Sebastien Cotte.

We are excited to be working with a group of high caliber individuals, whom collectively possess a unique depth of the cannabis industry and patient experience in the medical marijuana field,” said Richard T. Haines, founder/CEO, MDherb. “These appointments will provide the group with a key strategic edge in delivering educational content to not only patients but the medical community and caregivers.

New Advisory Board Members

drumaDr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, MRO .

Uma V.A. Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, MRO is a highly respected physician trained in Family Medicine and Occupational & Environmental Medicine. She is Board certified in Occupational Medicine, Medical Review Officer and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of Newark, New Jersey and her Master’s Degree in Public Health specializing in Occupational & Environmental Medicine from the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Dhanabalan maintains a commitment to family medicine and to the public health goal of prevention of occupational and environmental disease. She has developed a large patient base and close working relationships with labor unions, firefighters, employees and state and federal agencies.

Dr Dhanabalan, is actively involved with multiple originations with her passion to educate the public and patients to empower with them knowledge. She is a Cannabis Therapeutics Specialist, doing Medical Marijuana authorizations, her passion is in educating the public about cannabis and endocannabinoid system. She has an array of patients from age 18 to 96, with various medical conditions who are using medical marijuana for treatment of their illnesses. She is also a Certified in Cannabis Medicine. Dr Dhanabalan states “Cannabis is Not an Entrance drug, it is an Exit drug for pharmaceuticals and narcotics.”

charloCharlo Greene .

CEO Alaska Cannabis Club

Often referred to as the “the face of marijuana legalization”, Charlo Greene is a cannabis activist, entrepreneur and media expert. Charlo Greene became a recognized leader in cannabis activism in September 2014 when she publicly left her career as a news anchor to dedicate her life to fighting for cannabis reform. Following her exit, Charlo successfully led the charge in Alaska’s 2014 effort to legalize recreational marijuana, securing Alaska’s place as the third state in the nation (and first republican state) to legalize usage for adults. Creative approaches to registering voters, spreading the marijuana reform message and getting voters excited about heading to the polls made all the difference in Alaska, and those methods are now being utilized by Go GREENE (, the non-profit organization, founded by Charlo, aimed at increasing diversity in cannabis activism and industry through educational, recreational and professional networking events for activists, potential entrepreneurs and cannabis industry leaders.

Charlo also serves as CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club (, Alaska’s first and only legal marijuana resource. Through her accomplishments and uncompromising pursuit of cannabis reform, Charlo has been named as one of the most influential, or potent, women in the cannabis reform movement by international media.

jasonJason Cranford .

President / Founder Haleigh’s Hope

Mr. Cranford is the Founder of the Flowering H.O.P.E. Foundation, a Health Care Associate for the Society for Cannabis Clinicians, as well as an expert Botanist that specializes in the organic cultivation of medical grade marijuana and the development of highly medicinal marijuana infused products. He has over 25 plus years of experience in greenhouse and indoor cultivation with successful projects in multiple climates / elevations and is expert in extractions / infusions, using a variety of solvents and delivery systems. Working as a licensed general contractor for 20 plus years has also given him a comprehensive knowledge of the intricacies of Grow Room building and design. In 2011, Jason was awarded the CBD Award at the 1st Annual High Times Medical Cannabis Cup held in Denver, CO. For the past 4 years, he has successfully bred and produced a 95% CBD plant that has been verified through two independent labs, and he has developed several CBD rich infused products including Cannatol™ 1:1 and Haleigh’s Hope.

Seb headshot capitol (1)Sebastien Cotte .

Caregiver / National Business Director with the Flowering Hope Foundation

Sebastien Cotte became actively involved in the field of medical marijuana in 2013 while seeking alternative treatments for his son Jagger’s, rare terminal Mitochondrial disease. With his wife Annett, they became medical refugees in Colorado to access cannabis oil for Jagger.

Sebastien received a bachelor degree in international business from the University of Indianapolis and has over 15 years of business experience at several Fortune 500 companies. His areas of expertise include: human resources, training, process improvements, sales management, customer care, marketing, brand building, etc. Sebastien also completed a Medical Marijuana certification program offered by American for Safe Access and the Cannabis Training Institute and is in the process of finishing a few more industry certifications. He serves as an ambassador for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and is a part of the leadership parent group that was successful in getting a Medical Cannabis law passed in Georgia. (HB1 Haleigh’s Hope).

Sebastien is the national business director/board member for the Flowering Hope Foundation (a 501c no for profit that provides education and patient support for Haleigh’s Hope products). In his free time, Sebastien is a guest host of the Cannatics political show on Millennium Grown Broadcast Network.

Nigel GowerNigel Gower .

Chief Technology Officer . Advisory Board Member

Nigel Gower is currently the Chief Technology Officer and on the board of advisors for medical marijuana startup MDherb. He has more than 25+ years of app development, website development, and technology implementation working in a CEO and consulting role with multiple Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Gower is responsible for the app development, website and technology efforts of the company.

More about Mr. Gowers company OnDemand Mobile & Web Solutions, Inc. is a U.S. company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, providing web and application development solutions targeted to small and mid-size companies. Since 2003, OnDemand, Inc has delivered Mobile solutions, Web Development, Design, Branding and Marketing services of every complexity to clients worldwide. Starting with a clear understanding of our client’s business requirements, they combine expert development and proven methodologies to provide successful cost competitive web solutions.


Founded in 2015 by Richard T Haines, Dr. Matt DiDuro, Diego Salas and Nigel Grower, is a medical website that provides information to chronic or terminally ill patients on cannabis as an alternative medicine. The comprehensive resource includes medical reviews and commentary, a state law directory, information on medical cannabis strains, and current articles and blogs from industry thought leaders.’s mission is to give patients a credible medical resource that provides access to information on medical marijuana. Our vision is to become a leader in cannabis research, testing, and patient education and advocacy. For more information please visit


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