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Medical marijuana expert inducted into EMHS Hall of Distinction

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Stephen Corn, who graduated East Meadow High School in 1978, is now a member of its Hall of Distinction for his success in the field of medical marijuana education.

The East Meadow School District honored Corn on June 17 during its Class of 2019 Awards Ceremony at East Meadow High School. Principal Richard Howard congratulated Corn for his breaking ground in the field of medical cannabis.

Corn is the founding editor-in-chief of TheAnswerPage.com, a distinguished source launched in 1998 to provide education and detailed courses for medical experts, specifically regarding the endocannabinoid system and medical cannabis.

Through the platform, Corn and his wife, Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD, also an editor-in-chief at TheAnswerPage.com have offered over 200 continuing medical education courses in multiple areas of medicine. Furthermore, the New York State Department of Health requires physicians seeking to certify their patients for medical marijuana to complete their Medical Use of Marijuana Course.

The couple has presented at Brigham Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School and The AnswerPage.com has been featured on Yahoo Finance, Pennsylvania radio station RadioPA and the Massachusettes Medical Society’s New England Journal of Medicine. Corn was also recently named a “Champion in Healthcare” by the Boston Business Journal and “Medical Professional of the Year” at the Washington, D.C. National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference.

The human body relies on its endocannabinoid system for homeostasis or biological stability. Endocannabinoids occur naturally in the body and attach to cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system. When the brain sends too much or too little information to the cells throughout the body, endocannabinoids are released to regulate their reaction.

One of their most common benefits is regulating inflammation, which is a response by the immune system to protect from infection or damaged tissue. When this occurs needlessly, in cases of autoimmune disease or chronic inflammation, endocannabinoids are one way to suppress the immune system’s activity. When the body produces too little of its own endocannabinoids, cannabinoids found in plants like marijuana could be used in their place.