This bill is essentially a cure in search of a disease. The proponents of HB 1455 — which would decrease and limit the potency of medical marijuana sold legally to patients in Florida — claim their proposals are based on science and an urgent public health need. Those claims are simply — and objectively — false. You might be saying to yourself, “Who is this lady? I think the [...]
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Curious about CBD? A day does not go by without someone asking me about CBD. It’s a super hot topic and given the potential benefits folks are reaching for it where ever they can find it. This brings us to the CBD industry which has grown into a multi-million, (and projected to be a multi-billion) dollar industry, just like the billion dollar supplement industry. And frankly the answers to [...]
Remember the Golden Rule... The Florida Department of Health will be meeting to address the rules on dosing of medical cannabis. As directed by the Florida law, they must address daily dose amounts and equivalent dose amounts for each allowable form of cannabis dispensed by a medical marijuana treatment center. As you contemplate this rule let me say this...remember the golden rule...you know how it goes... It [...]
If only you could see what I see... As I walk into the exam room to see my patient who has literally had to drag herself into my office for years due to chronic pain, I can see a gleam of light in her eyes and a smile on her face like I’ve never seen before. She practically leaps up from her chair and steps towards me and can’t [...]
"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb." Winston S. Churchill As physicians, there is no one more vested in patient safety as we are [...]
I think everyone can agree that there is a need for developing and implementing robust public quality standards for the sake of patient protection. Determining who the best entity is to carry out this charge is left to be seen here is Florida. Regulatory standards are most definitely needed. However, if this means waiting on the FDA and DEA to have input when cannabis is still a scheduled 1 [...]