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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...

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...

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...

Whole Flower Is Available For Florida Patients
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Whole Flower Is Available For Florida Patients

With all the talk of the Florida legislature’s back and forth regarding smokable cannabis being allowed for legal medical marijuana patients, many people don’t realize that whole flower product is already available at dispensaries within the state. That’s right! As a legal patient, you can purchase whole flower (bud) at the dispensaries. All of the...

I’m An Approved Patient, Now What?
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I’m An Approved Patient, Now What?

So you’ve filled out all of the required paperwork, had a visit with your Qualifying Physician, have been added to the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, have completed your patient application, and paid your $75 fee to the state of Florida. You’ve waited for your processing to be completed and now you’ve gotten your approval email....

No, A Doctor Can’t “Prescribe” Marijuana
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No, A Doctor Can’t “Prescribe” Marijuana

“What do I need to do to get medical marijuana prescribed to me?” It’s a commonly asked question, but is incorrect even in its structure. Medical marijuana cannot be prescribed, even though you have to see a doctor and the state has a “medical” program. In this weird world of quasi-prohibition, words matter. Because the...