Justin Kander is the Research & Development Coordinator for The Oil Plant, a licensed California cannabis manufacturer specializing in the production of cannabis extracts, cannabis-infused olive oils, and cannabis topicals. He joined the company in July 2015. Justin’s contributions include assisting with the production of cannabis medicines, the development of educational materials, and patient care.

Justin’s primary interest is the use of cannabis extracts to treat cancer. He became involved in the field in March 2008, and began rigorously tracking success stories and accumulating the mounting scientific evidence related thereto. He has presented at several conferences, including the inaugural medical cannabis events in Australia and Costa Rica, as well as Patients Out of Time in 2016. Justin has also written books on medical cannabis including The Comprehensive Report on the Cannabis Extract Movement, Enhancing Your Endocannabinoid System, and Cannabis for the Treatment of Cancer. In addition to the books, Justin has written articles for many leading cannabis-information websites, including Medical Jane. He is also the founder of The Cannabis for Cancer Declaration, which seeks to enable access to cannabis medicine for cancer patients across the world.

Throughout college, Justin was a member of the University of Maryland, College Park SSDP chapter. He also interned for the national organization in 2012. He encourages individuals to donate to the organization at


The Oil Plant (formerly Aunt Zelda’s)
Research & Development Coordinator
Aunt Zelda’s, brought to you by The Oil Plant, is a licensed California manufacturer. is a pioneering, data-driven developer of cannabis-based plan medicines. Aunt Zelda’s products are the result of years of research and development by founders, Mara Gordon and Stewart Smith, in consultation with knowledgeable physicians and world-renowned researchers. Utilizing ancient extraction process improved with modern technology, we offer organic medicines of precisely measured potency and purity. Our medicines empower patients to dose to the milligram and unlock the therapeutic potential of cannabis.

In The News

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April 07, 2015

3rd Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference Takes Place In Washington, DC
Different people participate for different reasons. But whatever the reason, the 3rd Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference, hosted by Americans for Safe Access, was the place to be for those wanting to gain more knowledge about medical cannabis. The event took place last week in Washington, D.C. at the Loews Madison Hotel. Over five days, doctors, researchers, activists, and patients from around the country convened to discuss the future of medicinal cannabis policy reform and science. The amount of information shared in such a short time was stunning. Day One – History of Progress and Looming Issues The reception …
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March 11, 2015

The Importance of Enhancing Your Endocannabinoid System
Cannabis extracts are proving to be remarkably effective against a wide range of diseases for thousands of people. Unfortunately, there is a subset of the population that responds negatively or not at all. Numerous factors influence an individual’s unique response to cannabis medicine, including genetics. Some people may never be able to benefit from cannabis due to rare genetic mutations. However, a major cause of poor experiences may be controllable – the health of the endocannabinoid system. Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid …
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March 02, 2015

Cannabis Smoke May Benefit Asthma and Lung Functions
The unique nature of cannabis is demonstrated partly by the special characteristics of its smoke. Unlike virtually all other forms of smoke, which impair lung function, cannabis smoke may actually improve it. That being said, vaporizing cannabis is clearly the superior alternative to smoking cannabis, as it provides the medicinal compounds of marijuana without the negative side effects of smoke (such as carcinogens and other cancer-causing chemicals). Regardless, many studies have shown that cannabis use may benefit asthma patients and enhance general lung function by acting as a bronchodilator, rather …
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February 26, 2015

Medical Cannabis Reform Bill Introduced in Utah
Cannabis reform is sweeping the nation, and more states are legalizing whole-plant medical cannabis as well as high-cannabidiol extracts. Utah lags behind other states, with no current medical or decriminalization laws. Possession of less than one ounce of cannabis is a misdemeanor, which can result in up to six months of incarceration and a $1,000 fine. The Need for Change in Utah There is a critical need for safe access to cannabis …
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February 26, 2015

Daniel Haslam Passes Away, But His Fighting Spirit to Legalise Marijuana Continues
I met Dan Haslam on November 20th, 2014, the first time I had ever been to Australia. He came to a dinner arranged to acquaint the speakers and organizers of the Inaugural Australian Medicinal Cannabis Symposium, which took place in Dan’s hometown of Tamworth. Daniel Haslam’s Legacy: Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana I was lucky enough to sit next to him for around an hour, where we talked about his experiences as well as light-hearted subjects. Although it was a relatively short introduction, Dan’s strength and courage was abundantly apparent. He was also a truly humorous individual who maintained …
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July 28, 2014

United Patients Alliance Pushes For Medical Cannabis Legalization In The United Kingdom
The use of cannabis extract medicine has risen dramatically over the past year, and the progress has not been contained to the United States and Canada. Awareness in the United Kingdom has been growing fast too, and a new organization known as United Patients Alliance (UPA) seeks to accelerate the progress. United Patients Alliance Launches In The UK The UPA formally launched on July 17th with an inaugural meeting at the Bright Helm Centre in Brighton, a southern town in Great Britain. The goal of UPA is …
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May 16, 2014

RECAP: The Eighth National Clinical Conference On Cannabis Therapeutics
The Eighth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics recently concluded after an educational three days of presentations. From May 8-10, hundreds of doctors learned about how the endocannabinoid system is somehow connected to nearly every major disease and how phytocannabinoids can play a role in treatment. The theme of the Conference was “The Endocannabinoid System and Age-Related Illnesses”, and the vast majority of presentations remained focused on this topic. Day One: Targeted Workshops The first day of the Conference on Thursday consisted of workshops targeted to different groups, including doctors, nurses, and lawyers. At the doctors workshop, physicians from many …
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April 15, 2014

Corporate Involvement In Using Cannabis Medicine To Treat Cancer
The knowledge of using cannabis to directly treat cancer has been consistently growing over the past several years. Advocating primary cancer treatment with cannabis rather than just mitigation of symptoms has historically been relegated to fringe activists, with virtually no acknowledgment from mainstream drug policy reform organizations or corporations. In just the past few months, that has all changed, and the involvement of legitimate institutions in developing cannabinoid-based anti-cancer drugs brings new credibility cannabis extract movement. Public Companies Move Toward Cannabinoid Medicine GW Pharmaceuticals, …
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March 15, 2014

Cannabis Extract Medicine Begins To Take Hold Worldwide
Recent news surrounding the use of cannabis extracts for cancer and other diseases has largely been concentrated in the United States, where thousands of families are beginning to use high-cannabidiol oil for various forms of epilepsy. However, use of marijuana as a medicine is not limited to America or epilepsy, and throughout the world, people are beginning to use cannabis-derived medicine for epileptic and other conditions. International News Surrounding Cannabis Extract Medicine In Australia, dozens of children …
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February 24, 2014

The Story Of Debbie Wilson: How Cannabis Helped Her Treat Trauma-Induced Epilepsy
Editor’s Note: Justin Kander is webmaster of the Phoenix Tears organization and author of the Comprehensive Report on the Cannabis Extract Movement, a 100-page report that examines and analyzes the mounting evidence in support of cannabis extracts as medicine. The use of high-cannabidiol cannabis extracts for rare forms of epilepsy in Colorado and other parts of the world has been growing exponentially since the release of Sanjay Gupta’s …
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February 15, 2014

Run 2 The Cure: Upcoming Documentary Continues The Cannabis Extract Conversation
Editor’s Note: Justin Kander is webmaster of the Phoenix Tears organization and author of the Comprehensive Report on the Cannabis Extract Movement, a 100-page report that examines and analyzes the mounting evidence in support of cannabis extracts as medicine. On February 10th, 2008, Run From the Cure was released to the public. The documentary featured a Canadian named Rick Simpson, who boldly claimed that cannabis oil could cure cancer and nearly any human disease.
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February 11, 2014

Researchers Demand Extensive Clinical Trials For Cancer, Cannabinoid Treatment
Editor’s Note: Justin Kander is webmaster of the Phoenix Tears organization and author of the Comprehensive Report on the Cannabis Extract Movement, a 100-page report that examines and analyzes the mounting evidence in support of cannabis extracts as medicine. Over the past several years, abundant evidence has accrued which suggests that cannabis extracts can eliminate cancer in humans. Individuals, dispensaries, corporations, and doctors have all observed these effects. Most recently, the CEO of a biotechnology …
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February 02, 2014

The Rising Use of Cannabis Extract Medicine in Australia
Editor’s Note: Justin Kander is webmaster of the Phoenix Tears organization and author of the Comprehensive Report on the Cannabis Extract Movement, a 100-page report that examines and analyzes the mounting evidence in support of cannabis extracts as medicine. On August 11th, 2013, the United States learned about the case of Charlotte Figi, a young girl with Dravet syndrome. This intractable form of epilepsy was completely resistant to even the most powerful pharmaceuticals …
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January 26, 2014

Physicians More Involved In Medical Cannabis Treatments, Case Studies
Editor’s Note: Justin Kander is webmaster of the Phoenix Tears organization and author of the Comprehensive Report on the Cannabis Extract Movement, a 100-page report that examines and analyzes the mounting evidence in support of cannabis extracts as medicine. In modern times, cannabinoid medicine is often administered and controlled by individuals with no formal medical training. Dispensaries are run almost entirely by entrepreneurs, and the role of doctors has mainly been limited to writing recommendations. However, with the rising use of …
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December 18, 2013

Cannabis vs. Cancer: Studies Suggest Cannabinoids May Kill Human Cancer Cells
There is currently an overwhelming amount of evidence suggesting that cannabinoids may kill cancer in humans. For the past several years, an increasing number of patients have been reporting that ingesting or applying cannabis-based extracts topically eliminated their cancers. Cases of terminal cancer patients going into remission are documented, along with many non-terminal cases. Photographic evidence has shown many skin cancers disappear with topical application as well. Moreover, scientific research indicates not only that …
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December 06, 2013

A Brief History And Outlook Of Cannabis Extract Medicine
Cannabis Extract Medicine Comes To Light The news surrounding cannabis extract medicine, particularly the use of high-CBD oils for epileptic conditions in children, has been steadily increasing since the release of Sanjay Gupta’s documentary on August 11th, 2013. Most recently, a December 3, 2013 Huffington Post Live segment featured Joel Stanley (Co-founder and CEO of Realm of Caring), Heather Jackson (Executive Director), and Holli Brown. Holli discussed the experience of her child Sydni, who began experiencing seizures at the age of 4. For years, no …

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