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We’ve Dropped Our Prices To $99. Here’s Why.
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We’ve Dropped Our Prices To $99. Here’s Why.

Today, in an incredibly bold move, we made the decision to reduce our visit cost to just $99. This price is effective immediately and is valid for new patients who decide to choose Medicann Clinic for their care and existing patients who will be coming back for recertification visits. I’d like to take a moment...

Florida MMJ Doctors are Putting Patients at Risk
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Florida MMJ Doctors are Putting Patients at Risk

In January 2017, when I built my first medical marijuana practice, there was such a palpable feeling of hope behind us. Dozens of patients were excited to begin their journey of treatment with cannabis, so much so that we booked our entire first month of appointment in just 15 minutes. I felt I was doing...

Nearly A Third Of Florida’s MMJ Patients Have Quit the Program
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Nearly A Third Of Florida’s MMJ Patients Have Quit the Program

The most recent update issued by the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use on August 2nd contains some shocking data. Amongst the numbers of dispensaries and cannabis dispensed, every update the Department notes the number of patients that have been entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry and the number of patients...

Cannabis & Pain Management: What Patients Need To Know
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Cannabis & Pain Management: What Patients Need To Know

A landmark study released in early 2017 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found “evidence to support that patients who were treated with cannabis or cannabinoids were more likely to experience a significant reduction in pain symptoms”. In August 2019, a study published in Experimental Biology showed “combining opioids and marijuana may...

EXCLUSIVE: Trulieve Dispensary Coming to Port Charlotte
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EXCLUSIVE: Trulieve Dispensary Coming to Port Charlotte

Medical marijuana patients living on the suncoast in the North Port / Port Charlotte / Venice area have a very unique selection when it comes to dispensaries to purchase their medicine. While Surterra Wellness was the first MMTC to open a storefront in North Port back in early 2018, Trulieve opened their Venice location in...

Is Medical Marijuana Worth The Out of Pocket Expense?
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Is Medical Marijuana Worth The Out of Pocket Expense?

In this weird state-legal, Federally-illegal environment of marijuana in which millions of Americans now live, one of the most commonly asked questions in our clinic everyday involves the total sum cost of medical marijuana in Florida. “How much is this going to cost?” The initial out of pocket expenses are easy to measure. Here at...

Step By Step: How To Become A Legal Cannabis Patient in Florida
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Step By Step: How To Become A Legal Cannabis Patient in Florida

Medical cannabis has been legal in Florida since Amendment 2 went into effect on January 3, 2017. While over 254,000 individuals have been able to navigate the steps required to become a legal patient, one of the most asked questions our office receives is “how do I become a patient?” Step One: Find a Doctor...

Can I Smoke Medical Cannabis in Florida Now?
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Can I Smoke Medical Cannabis in Florida Now?

On Monday, March 18th, Governor Ron DeSantis officially ended the state of Florida’s ban on smoking cannabis for medical marijuana patients. There has been much rejoicing by advocates and patients alike, and the news cycle has been inundated by reports with headlines like “Smoking Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal in Florida”. While we do have...

Will Cannabis Help Me Feel Better?
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Will Cannabis Help Me Feel Better?

One of the most commonly asked questions I receive from people that are trying to decide whether or not to begin using medical cannabis is “will it help me?” I always answer, “well, it can’t hurt you”. The predictable side effect profile of cannabis (dry mouth, red eyes, relaxation, mood elevation) coupled by the lack...

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