Center for Compassion, LLC
A certification center that offers a full physician review and certification for the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program. The Center for Compassion LLC was founded by Michael Thue and his family of patients that have been dedicated to christian services and helping one another in our community.
With the passing of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008, we see this law in the light that it gives a chance to share this amazing, life giving plant and all of it’s healing properties with other patients in the area. We assist and consult patients and caregivers on all aspects surrounding Medical Marijuana.
Our goal is to provide up to date information and education pertaining to Medical Marijuana, as well as changes to our laws here in Michigan to assist patients in growing the best possible medicine, and helping them to find the appropriate strain that best matches their condition. We offer a wide range of available strains and cuttings to assist patients until they are able to care for themselves.
Michael E. Thue
Michael E. Thue is A Certified Medical Assistant and Member of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Michael is the CEO & Founder of Great Lakes Hemp Supplements, LLC and the Center for Compassion, LLC. He gained valuable experience in the Cannabis Industry by founding the first 501(3)c Non Profit Compassion Center in Traverse City Michigan, formerly the Grand Traverse Compassionate Connection in 2009. Michael has over 20 years of experience with using cannabis as medicine in a vast variety of alternative forms including GI Tube, Vaporization, Topical use and more. Michael has also dedicated his life to Christian Services and was a founding board member of Northern Michigan Deco-Tec which is a Christian retreat weekend for teenagers. Deco-Tec stands for Decolores Teens Encounter Christ. Deco-Tec has been an activate part of the community for over 17 years now in Northern Michigan. Michael has always had a passion for working with and helping children. In his youth he was a paid child care worker for the Church of the Nazarene and also Decolores monthly gatherings. After High School he went on traveling as a Youth Evangelist Intern with Cross Style Ministries where he was preaching and teaching in a number of different church’s and youth bible camps across the Midwest.
Michael is the Midwest CBD Authority. Michael has had the honor of educating in the vast areas of medical cannabis, CBD, and the Endo-Cannabinoid System at several conferences across the country over the past 6 years. Michael had the Honor of presenting at Pittsburgh’s 1st World Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo teaching physician’s interested in the Medical Cannabis program for their own patients how to establish appropriate dosing and treatment options. Michael has also spoken at multiple Michigan Medical Marijuana Conferences in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, as well as at Cobo Hall in Detroit Michigan for the Counter Culture Expo. Michael also has had the privilege of presenting for the Seed and Water Blessing at the Serpent Mound in Southern Ohio’s Mound Builder Region for the Spring Solstice Celebration in 2013 and 2016 on the benefits of cannabis as an Alternative Medicine and Medicinal Alchemy.
Michael has completed his Associates Degree as a Medical Assistant at Baker University where he graduated in June of 2017. Michael is a member of the AAMA and the Oncology Nurses Society. Michael had the privilege of doing his clinical externship for Munson Health Care and had the unique opportunity of spending a couple of weeks in each of the following departments; Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Neurosurgery, Urology, and Oncology. Michael has completed 2 accredited Continuing Education courses for nurses by Patients Out of Time entitled, The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis: What Nurses Need to Know. Michael has gained vast hands on knowledge by guiding patients through the physician evaluation and certification process for the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program and has aided in countless patients’ follow up treatment and care. With Michael’s continued work in CBD Edibles he was able to take home a 3rd Place Victory in the Best High Edible CBD Category at the 2015 High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver Colorado as well as a Best CBD Edible Crystal Trichome Award at the 2016 CannaQuest Expo.
Dr. Naveed Naeem MD
Dr. Naveed Naeem specializes in preventive medicine and provides customized and comprehensive medical care to help you look and feel years younger. Elite Health is for men and women who wish to benefit from nutrition, exercise, supplements, skin care, and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. We offer wellness plans that address the following conditions:
- Low Testosterone
- Aging And Inflammation
- Skin Care And Acne
- Obesity And Weight Loss
- Low Energy
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Crohn’s Disease
- Heart Disease
- Sleep Disorders
- Thyroid Disease
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Chronic Pain
About Dr. Naveed Naeem MD
Dr. Naveed is devoted to disease prevention, wellness, and restoring health. His clinic takes a whole person centered care approach and combines conventional medical principles with regenerative medicine. The underlying philosophy is centered on prevention of chronic diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
Lifestyle improvements, optimizing nutrition, and when indicated, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy are the foundations to healthy aging and can mitigate the long term damage from chronic inflammation. Whereas traditional medicine focuses on treating symptoms, regenerative medicine aims to repair health so that medications can be discontinued.
Dr. Naveed has completed advanced training through the American academy of anti-aging medicine. “Every day I meet new patients that are frustrated with traditional medical care and treatments. I am fortunate to be part of a small but growing community of wellness physicians.”
- Wesleyan University – Middletown, CT 2003
- B.A. Chemistry
- B.A. Molecular biology and biochemistry
- Suny Upstate Medical University – Syracuse, NY 2007
- Henry Ford Hospital
- General surgery 2007-2008
- Urology 2008-2010
- Age Management Medicine 2011
- American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 2014
- Diplomate American Academy of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine
- Age Management Medical Group
- American Medical Association
2019 | Best Alternative Medicine Practitioner
Center for Compassion, LLC | Presented by: Traverse City Award Program | Traverse City Best of 2019
2018 | Best CBD Product
T.C. Cherry Cup
2017 | Best Topical
MMM Report Traverse City Cup
2016| Best CBD Medible
Crystal Trichome Award | Cannaquest
2015 | 3rd Place Best High CBD Edible
High Times | U.S. Cannabis Cup | Denver, Colorado | April 2015