One Minute Cannabist was founded by southern California natives, Terry & Robbin Lynn. Their combined decades of experience in the industry working directly with medicinal cannabis patients and suppliers, paired with the clinical expertise of medical doctors,  registered nurses and  veterinarians allow us to bring a unique and comprehensive view to the topic of healthy, safe and effective cannabis use in people and pets.

Dr. Katie Kangas is an integrative veterinarian, which means she focuses on preventative health and supporting natural healing or wellness through many holistic options in combination with traditional veterinary medicine.

Preventative wellness and holistic care options include diet/food choices, nutritional supplements, acupuncture, herbal medicines, homeopathic remedies, essential oils and more.

Conventional medicine (for both animals & people) tends to focus more on the treatment of disease and the symptoms of disease, after the condition or illness presents itself. While this type of health care can have value, it also has limitations.

Preventative and integrative veterinary medicine aim to support the animal’s health through diet, nutrition and lifestyle practices that allow our pets to be more resilient to disease and live better quality lives. In other words, providing our pets with the tools to thrive, rather than to just survive.

The most balanced health care uses a combination of both conventional and holistic options. This is called Integrative Medicine. It is the  goal of Dr. Kangas’s practice to empower pet parents to make better choices and take a more active role in promoting health and quality of life for their pets.

Dr. Katie Kangas

Dr. Katie Kangas

DVM, CVA, CVCP

Dr. Sherry Yafai

Dr. Sherry Yafai

M.D.

Sherry Yafai, M.D. is an Emergency Medicine Physician who has transitioned into Cannabis Based Medicine in 2017. In 2018 she joined the John Wayne Cancer Institute, as an Adjunct Associate Professor.

She graduated from UCSD Medical School in 2005 and UCSD Emergency Medicine Residency in 2009. In 2017, after recreational marijuana laws had passed, Dr. Yafai opened her private Cannabis Clinic, the ReLeaf Institute, where she sees patients referred by physicians for cannabis education and treatment. She is a member of the UCLA Cannabis Initiative, co Vice President of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and has recently been appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Providence St. John’s working with cannabis and cancer research.

Dr. Yafai is the current Director of Research and Development for High Sobriety, a rehabilitation group that incorporates non-smokable cannabis treatment in the rehabilitation of patients away from alcohol and drug addiction. This innovative approach has paved the way for a new and effective pathway away from narcotics to help solve today’s opioid crisis.

Dr. Yafai believes in empowering patient to participate in their care. Her approach is direct and action-focused, working with physical therapy, cognitive therapy, as well as traditional medicine. She offers individual counseling and management of medications in a personalized, small private practice.