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Ask Dr. David: Where Are The Gummies and Other Edibles?

November 12, 2018

One of the most frequent questions we hear in my clinic these days is when will qualified Floridians be able to get gummies and other edibles? As many of you know, oral ingestion of CBD and THC is one of the most common ways to administer medical cannabis. Florida laws were never intended to limit […]

Ask Dr. David: What Are Some of the Known Side Effects of Cannabis?

August 30, 2018

In recent years I have been fortunate to work with a wide range of patients who have benefited greatly from medical cannabis. One of the primary purposes of this blog series is to educate our community, so I decided to use this post to address some of the concerns associated with cannabis use so people […]

Junk In and Junk Out – Are Chemical Additives Making our Kids Sick?

August 14, 2018

In response to a growing body of evidence regarding how the synergistic and cumulative effect of chemical additives, environmental toxins, and endocrine disrupting chemicals affect children’s health, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement including guidelines for parents and healthcare providers. 

Ask Nurse Patsy – How Do I Transition My Child’s Sleep Schedule from Summer to School?

August 8, 2018

As summer break winds down, parents of school-age kids are beginning to prepare for the upcoming school year. Back to school preparations include more than just school supply shopping and getting a sports physical. Without a good night of restful sleep, a student may not succeed to their best potential in the classroom or during […]

How the Endocannabinoid System is Like Bowling

July 23, 2018

I have recently been delving more deeply into the cellular function of our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Named after the plant that led to its discovery (cannabis), the ECS is an essential physiological system for establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are abundant throughout the body; they are found in the brain, […]

Has Florida Gone “Up In Smoke?”

June 26, 2018

I have written medical cannabis blogs for more than a year without referencing Cheech and Chong, the stereotypical pot smokers from the late 70’s and early 80’s movies. Now that the courts have ruled it unconstitutional for the State of Florida to prohibit qualified patients from ingesting medical cannabis by smoking it, I figured I […]

Florida Medical Marijuana – The Stigma of Legalization

May 25, 2018

Produced by USF’s Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communication, learn how the legalization of medical cannabis in Florida is helping heal those with chronic conditions while simultaneously challenged by the stigma of decades past.

Hello From Medical Cannabis-Friendly Israel!

May 17, 2018

AS YOU MAY KNOW, for many years Israel has been at the very cutting edge of research using cannabis. Since I am finishing a 16-day trip to Israel escorting my son’s 8th-grade class, I figured it would be nice to write about some of the exciting things they are doing here with medical cannabis. Cannabis […]

Medical Marijuana for Autism-Related Anxiety Disorders

April 30, 2018

Bay News 9 in Tampa reports on how an autistic boy in St. Petersburg had his life changed for the better with medical marijuana, and specifically THC.

Ask Dr. David: Can Medical Cannabis Be Effective at Treating Pain?

April 20, 2018

Medical cannabis has been effectively used for pain relief for thousands of years. Today, one of the most common reasons people seek out medical cannabis is to relieve various pain syndromes. The active ingredients in medical cannabis (i.e., cannabinoids) relieve pain in many ways. In the short-term, cannabinoids can directly reduce pain through stimulation of […]

New Service: Whole Child Coaching Collaboration for Autistic Families

April 6, 2018

Written By: Roni Enten Vissoker, M.Sc., C.N.S., L.D.N. Spring is here! Always my favorite time of year to help families recharge their health and vitality and to recharge my own, as well. It’s also a perfect season for rebirth and new beginnings. This year, I am especially excited to be writing my very first blog […]

Water Safety Tips for the Entire Family

March 22, 2018

The warmer weather of spring and summer is quickly approaching. Families will soon flock to beaches, pools, and lakes in search of a reprieve from the heat by swimming, boating, and other water activities. Seventy percent of planet Earth is water, so safety precautions for children and adults should be the utmost priority, especially in […]

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