November 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 5 | Thursday November 23, 2017

With the passing of Florida’s Amendment 2 (the approval of medical marijuana) by 71% of Florida voters, we can expect a substantial increase in the number of patients certified to use medical marijuana in hospitals.

I recently had the opportunity to attend the South Florida Medical Cannabis Symposium for Physicians, presented by Canna Holding, along with physicians, attorneys, patient advocates and other healthcare practitioners around the state. 

As healthcare providers, we strive to continually improve upon our patient’s ability to live an involved and active life. With the advent of medical marijuana legislation in Florida, physicians now have the opportunity to help facilitate a better quality of life for those living with difficult to treat and chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease

One of the problems facing the majority of patients that qualify for a medical cannabis recommendation is that many of them have debilitating conditions that often hinder or limit mobility and preclude them from driving—which makes it very difficult to get in to see a physician.

The policy makers in new cannabis complicit states, as backed by cannabis industry leaders and organizations around the country, have a unique opportunity to set a new standard through embracing science and its invaluable role in quality assured

My prediction is that we will start seeing CBD’s in vitamins, smoothies, and all types of nutritional supplements. We are already starting to see CBD’s in dog food as the veterinarians start to awaken to the presence of Endocannabinoid receptors in dogs.

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) today released Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis, a new study that offers a detailed look at the youth perspective on marijuana. 

Against the backdrop of changes to the legal framework for marijuana, Canadian rates for marijuana use by young people remain among the highest in the world. To contribute to a better understanding of the issue, CCSA held focus groups with Canadians between the ages of 14 and 19. 
Building on our 2013 report on the same subject, we developed Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis to gain a more intimate understanding of the kinds of conversations that are taking place about marijuana every day in schools, at home and in the community. Youth views on marijuana, where they get their information and how they understand that information were all key questions that drove the research and laid the foundation for the key findings of this report. 

Dr. Joseph Rosado is clearly emotional when he discusses the patients that he has lost to cancer and other ailments prior to the completion of the 90 day relationship period required by Florida Statute. 

Since Florida lacks education on cannabis as medicine, Florida-based Canna Holdings brings together an esteemed group of physicians, medical practitioners, attorneys and industry experts for the second medical symposium in the state of Florida. Experts Dustin Sulak, M.D., Gregory Gerdeman, Ph.D., and Gregory Smith, M.D., will speak and present scientific research

A growing body of evidence exists for the use of cannabis as medicine for certain medical conditions.(1,2) The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is an independent, endogenous system of cannabinoid receptors and ligands found throughout the body 

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