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Dr. Berger Interviewed About New Family Medical Cannabis Clinic

September 12, 2016


TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Tampa’s first Family Medical Cannabis Clinic is now open for patients across Tampa Bay, offering a non-euphoric strain of marijuana as a treatment option for children and adults.

“In particular the CBD that’s found in the low THC medical cannabis — that’s now for people with seizures, people with muscle spasms, and people with cancers — is helping people across the county. And now in Florida we have the opportunity to help people out,” said pediatrician Dr. David Berger.

A number of people are turning to medical marijuana because traditional treatments can be harsh on the system and addictive.

“It’s an incredibly safe profile,” Dr. Berger explain and went onto say, “You can’t get high from taking a product that just has the CBD in it – and that’s really an important thing because a lot of the patients that I’ve talked to so far, especially those with chronic muscle spasms who are on pain medications, those people who are really concerned about getting addicted to those types of medications,” said Berger.

Dr. Berger orders tinctures and capsules for his young patients, because it’s easier and safer to control dosages.

He also treats adults at the clinic, and other forms are available to those patients.

In Florida patients cannot smoke marijuana, even for medical purposes.

Original story on News Channel 8:

In private practice since 1997, Dr. David is an advanced practitioner of biomedical therapies, advocating for the Autism Research Institute philosophy since 1999. In 2005, Dr. David opened Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care (formerly Wholistic Pediatrics), his medical practice in Tampa, Florida. In 2010, Dr. David was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. In 2012, he helped develop and lead the Preconception to Infancy Portland Think Tank, from which the national P2i initiative was developed. In 2016, he launched Wholistic ReLeaf (formerly named Family Medical Cannabis Clinic) to help qualified patients use medical cannabis as a treatment option.

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