dr david berger

Has Florida Gone “Up In Smoke?”

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...

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Hello From Medical Cannabis-Friendly Israel!

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...

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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...

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Seizure Free with CBD

Every week I am amazed by the remarkable improvements many of my patients have been making with the use of various medical cannabis products. I will share stories from time to time because I know many of you love hearing success stories. A couple of weeks ago I saw an...

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Utilizing Medical Cannabis: Routes of Administration

I consistently get valuable feedback from my medical cannabis patients. This feedback allows us to develop more effective treatment plans for patients with varying conditions. In this blog post I discuss the various ways cannabis can be taken and how the effects may...

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Medical Cannabis: Then and Now

Although most of the treatments that physicians use have been around only a few decades or less, medical cannabis has been used for millennia. I became even more interested in the early roots of this medicinal herb when our good friend Dr. Barry Gordon of...

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Treating Cancer Diagnoses With Medical Cannabis

Cancer is one of the most common diagnoses associated with medical cannabis. It is well-known that cannabis can offer immediate relief to patients undergoing cancer treatments by reducing nausea and vomiting, as well as increasing appetite. Less well-known are the...

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Medical Marijuana for Treating ADD/ADHD

Many people have asked me whether medical cannabis might be able to help someone who has debilitating ADD/ADHD, and if I would be willing to facilitate the treatment. Because one of the known side effects of recreational marijuana is the possibility of reducing...

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How I Utilize Medical Cannabis Therapy in Children & Adults

As a physician, who for the past 20 years has been at the forefront of developing wholistic treatment protocols, I have often had to navigate new therapies and figure out best how to see what is best for a particular patient.  Within certain medical conditions (autism...

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