Ask Dr. David

Ask Dr. David: Alternative Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment for Seizures

What are some factors you consider when using medical cannabis to treat seizures? Seizures are one of the most frequent medical conditions for which I have certified patients to be treated with medical cannabis. I now have many documented cases of such patients who are experiencing fewer seizures, less intense and shorter seizures or have […]

Ask Dr. David: What is Cannabis Microdosing?

As my knowledge grows about the incredible ways medical cannabis can be used, I have discovered that for some patients, less is more. Depending on the unique needs of my patients, I prescribe “microdosing” to some of them. This refers to taking very small doses, more frequently throughout the day, to bring about the desired […]

Ask Dr. David: Controlling the Psychoactive Effects of THC with CBD

One of the most fascinating things I have observed since becoming certified in Florida as a cannabis physician is the relationship between cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While they are both cannabinoids (the chemical category that provides most of the therapeutic effects of cannabis) that have amazing therapeutic benefits, the psychoactive effects of THC can […]

Ask Dr. David: Addiction – Medical Cannabis Compared to Opioids

One of the great tragedies of our time is the explosive opioid epidemic that continues to rage across America. Opioids are relatively inexpensive, widely available, and have a tremendous potential for getting a person “hooked.” This is especially the case when taken in high dosages or for a prolonged period. While opioids are fantastic at […]

Ask Dr. David: CBD Quality Variances in Florida and How it Can Impact You

What are some differences between doses of CBD from medical marijuana compared to the CBD found in hemp products, which can be purchased without being certified by a doctor? To understand the difference between CBD used in medical marijuana compared to that which can be purchased in stores and through the internet, it is essential […]

Ask Dr. David: Determining “Same Kind or Class” Conditions for Medical Cannabis in Florida

Q: How do you determine whether a patient’s medical condition is of the “same kind or class” as the conditions that qualify for medical cannabis in Florida? The State of Florida has provided very little guidance on how the State’s new medical cannabis laws are to be interpreted or enforced. As a result, doctors (and […]