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Medical cannabis patients in Florida have been a party to several exciting changes in state law recently, as the current climate grows increasingly more accepting of this revolutionary form of treatment. From new legislation to allow for smokeable medical marijuana to recent talk of the possibility of health insurance for patients, it’s been a whirlwind couple of months for cannabis patients in the Sunshine State.

And, of course, Marijuana Doctor has been at the forefront of many of these exciting changes. Most notably, we recently expanded our list of qualifying conditions, as our cadre of top doctors

Dr. Jenny Wilkins

and physicians did a thorough review of the research available, finding that medical cannabis may be useful for a whole slew of ailments based on recent studies.

Well, we’re happy to announce that excitement is still ongoing here in Florida, as Marijuana Doctor will soon be expanding our offices, as we’ve recently begun a joint venture with two of the more well-known names in health and wellness in Florida.

That’s right, Marijuana Doctor offices will soon take up residence with Dr. G Weight Loss and Wellness, and Dr. Jenny Wilkins who was recently selected as Top Naturopathic Doctor of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals. Your health and wellness options just became a whole lot brighter!

Some Well-Known Names in the Industry

Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness is known as the premier weight loss center, a place for people looking to shed a few extra pounds under the care of medically trained professionals. Run by Dr. Charles Goldsmith, or Dr. G as he is known to his patients, a board-certified doctor who graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia (go Cherry and White!) Dr. G’s has helped 70,000 customers lose a total of more than 1,000,000 pounds.

And now, he’s partnering with Marijuana Doctor — and we’re excited to have him on the team.

Dr. G

Then there’s the award-winning Dr. Jenny Wilkins, a naturopathic doctor, clinical research associate, and the founder and CEO of AgeVital Pharmacy in Sarasota, FL. Also board-certified, Wilkins earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine & Biomedical Sciences from Trinity School of Natural Health. She’s spent over two decades as a practitioner and educator, having made numerous appearances on television to discuss the latest in health and wellness.

“She is brilliant at what she does and contributed so much of her wisdom and passion to the Holistic and Natural Medicine industry,” said The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami about Dr. Wilkins. “She is humble, gracious, an inspiration to professionals all over the globe and we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization.”

New Offices Opening Soon Near You

Our joint venture with these two amazing physicians will help Marijuana Doctor bring ailing patients more opportunities to receive recommendations for medical cannabis treatment all across Florida.

You’ll be able to now find Marijuana Doctor in Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness offices in the following four locations:

  1. 77 S Federal Hwy., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
  2. 455 SW 78th Ave., Plantation FL 33324
  3. 1757 SW 3rd Ave., Miami, FL 33129
  4. 11402 NW 41st St. #111, Doral, FL 33178

And for our offices with Dr. Wilkins, we’ll be located at 1618 Main St., Sarasota, Florida 34236.

So, wherever you are in Florida, stop by and find out how medical cannabis may help to change your life. If you don’t qualify, you don’t pay! At Marijuana Doctor, we’re here to help you navigate the entire process from beginning to end. Our board-certified physicians will evaluate you to determine if you may benefit from medical marijuana.

And after you’ve received your recommendation, we’ll help you with the registration process with the Florida Department of Health as well. Best of all, our process is risk-free with a 100 percent money-back guarantee. If you don’t qualify, you don’t pay.

You can check to see if you’re eligible for a medical marijuana card in Florida, or you can schedule an appointment online with us now.

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Contact Us

If you believe that you may qualify for a Florida medical marijuana card, don’t hesitate to ask for help! Call us at (844) 442-0362 or schedule your free consultation online.

Currently, health insurance plans in Florida do not cover any kind of medical marijuana treatments whatsoever (although here at Marijuana Doctor we do offer a payment plan to assist our patients with the consultation fees). There is a possibility that things may soon be changing for some residents here in the Sunshine State.

According to a report in the Tallahassee Democrat, lawmakers in Florida are moving forward with efforts to allow for the coverage of medical marijuana treatments by health insurance companies.

“Our constitution recognizes that marijuana is medicine, and if it is in our constitution then companies that provide health insurance to Florida patients should be covering it,” Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried told the Democrat in a recent interview.

Right now about 212,000 people are on the state’s medical marijuana registry, which is enough to populate a small city. However, because of federal regulations — including rules and laws put forth by the IRS and the FDA — private carriers refuse to provide coverage.

As the Tallahassee Democrat put it, while the state of Florida may recognize cannabis as a medicine, in their role as an employer they do not.

Medical Marijuana Coverage Spreads Across the Globe

According to the Democrat, Sun Life Financial of Canada offers medical cannabis coverage to nearly 20 percent of Candian patients. Germany, too, covers patients to the tune of nearly $83 million per year. And in New York, the law was just clarified to allow for medical cannabis coverage for doctor’s visits, though not for purchasing the medicine itself.

Other companies are making waves in the market as well. Last year, Novus Acquisition and Development, Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary WCIG Insurance Services, Inc, rolled-out the Novus Cannabis MedPlan for patients in the Canadian marketplace. It’s an individual-based coverage plan that gives medical marijuana users control.

“Over the past three years, we found out that two entities control the marketplace, cultivators on the supply side, and consumers on the demand side,” Novus CEO Frank Labrozzi told PotNetwork News in an interview last year. “The consumer is highly underestimated in this equation. So, what we have done is given consumers freedom from restrictions while not burdening the employers with additional expenses.”

Forming a Working Group in Florida

A few lawmakers in Florida have been pushing for medical cannabis reforms since the law went into effect. According to the Democrat, State Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg agrees with Nikki Fried on the need for health coverage.

“The state should allow it to be covered by insurance,” Brandes told the Democrat.

In fact, some argue that the first company to do so would benefit greatly from a flood of new clients. As Ron Watson, a lobbyist and President of Watson Strategies told the Democrat, “The amount of money the companies would save on pharma (prescription drugs) would far outstrip whatever they spend on providing medical cannabis.”

For now, the best thing patients can do is call and write to their legislators.

In the meantime, patients seeking medical marijuana need a recommendation from their physician. At Marijuana Doctor, we’re here to help you navigate the entire process from beginning to end. Our board-certified physicians will evaluate you to determine if you may benefit from medical marijuana.

And after you’ve received your recommendation, we’ll help you with the registration process with the Florida Department of Health as well. Best of all, our process is risk-free with a 100 percent money-back guarantee. If you don’t qualify, you don’t pay.

You can check to see if you’re eligible for a medical marijuana card in Florida, or you can schedule an appointment online with us now.

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Contact Us

If you believe that you may qualify for a Florida medical marijuana card, don’t hesitate to ask for help! Call us at (844) 442-0362 or schedule your free consultation online.

One thing that we are now sure of, is the ability of cannabis to treat wildly different symptoms, associated with dozens of unique medical conditions. Many people, however, are still unaware of how the plant actually accomplishes this. For this reason, we’re addressing exactly how marijuana affects the systems of the body and produces such a wide range of medical benefits.

How Marijuana Affects the Systems of the Body

It’s important to understand that each of the systems below, rely on one another to keep the body functioning optimally. If one system is not functioning properly, all of the other systems will begin to suffer. Marijuana acts as a buffer, to help these systems function as they should and keep you healthy & happy!

The marijuana plant itself is made up of hundreds of different elements. The elements mainly responsible for the medicinal benefits are called cannabinoids. Chances are that you’ve heard of the two most popular cannabinoids: THC and CBD.

These components produce a lot of the effects on their own, but they each have several “off-shoots” that work to produce their own effects, as well. Of course, when these elements work together (entourage effect) the benefits can be even greater!

Circulatory System

CBD is an anti-ischemic, meaning that it can reduce the risk of arterial blockage, thus reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke!

CBD and THC will work together in the circulatory system to increase blood flow to the brain. This will keep you strong, balanced, focused, energized, and clear-headed!

Digestive System

THCv, a relative to THC, will act as an appetite suppressant. This will come in handy if you’re trying to lose weight.

THC on the other hand, often acts as an appetite stimulant which is especially helpful to those suffering from eating disorder, or nausea from chemotherapy treatment.

CBD will reduce contractions in the small intestine, helping you to absorb more nutrients. When you suffer from an inflammatory bowel disease, like Crohn’s Disease, your small intestine may contract too quickly. This will usually result in loose, watery stool. Therefore, CBD can help reduce symptoms associated with these diseases.

Endocrine System and Immune Response

CBD and CBG will work together to slow, or even kill bacteria growth within the body, greatly reducing the risk of infection and illness. CBG will also treat fungal infections like Athlete’s foot or Ringworm.

CBD has the ability to reduce blood sugar levels, making it extremely beneficial to people who have been diagnosed as Diabetic. CBD can also treat skin conditions such as Psoriasis.

Muscular and Skeletal System

The cannabinoids CBD, CBG, CBC, and THCv, promote bone growth. This is extremely beneficial to patients suffering from Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.

CBD, CBN, and THC can reduce muscle spasms associated with disease like Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.

One of the most common uses for medical marijuana is to reduce pain and inflammation throughout the body. THC, CBD, and CBC can work on their own to accomplish this, but may be even more beneficial when used together.

Nervous System

CBN and THC can oftentimes help you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

CBD and THCv will reduce seizures associated with Epilepsy, as well as uncontrollable convulsions.

Another one of the most common patient requests for medical marijuana is to treat general stress and anxiety. CBD has proven itself to be highly-effective at reducing these symptoms.

Bonus: Whole Body Relief and Protection

Perhaps the most astounding benefit of marijuana is that THC, CBD, CBC, and CBG all have the ability to inhibit growth of tumors and reduce the spread of cancer cells.

Last, but certainly not least, THC, CBD, CBN, and CBC share the ability to reduce or eliminate pain throughout the body.

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Amazingly enough, the benefits above don’t even cover all of the potential medicinal properties of this amazing plant!

If you’re interested in finding out if medical marijuana can treat your symptoms, call us at (844) 442-0362 or schedule your free consultation online, today. Help is just a phone call away!

There are literally hundreds of different compounds that can be found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are numerous, but the two most popular are THC and CBD. Both of these cannabinoids produce healing effects, but THC is the one that will get you high. There are also compounds called terpenes. These are fragrant oils that provide marijuana with its amazing, unique scents. The entourage effect is the interactive synergy of these cannabinoids and terpenes which produce the wide-array of medical benefits.

Isolates vs. Whole Plant Therapy

The entourage effect is a prime example of why THC-isolates or CBD-isolates may not always be the best choice for treating your condition. While it is true that isolating these two cannabinoids can be extremely helpful, this process can potentially decrease the cannabinoids symptom-treating abilities.

Whole plant therapy utilizes the entire plant, using the full spectrum of therapeutic compounds, instead of just one. Smoking cannabis flower is the main way to experience the entourage effect. Combining multiple cannabinoids and terpenes, or leaving them in their natural state, will allow them to work together, and even accentuate their healing capabilities.

Every Compound Matters

You may be wondering why you’ve only ever heard about THC and CBD. “If the other cannabinoids are so important, why don’t I know about them?” This is because on their own, they may not be so important. THC and CBD isolates are the only two that can produce significant effects. The other cannabinoids however, greatly influence the effects of these two main compounds.

You may also be wondering why terpenes matter so much. “Does the smell of marijuana actually play a role in its medical properties?” Why yes, it does! There are over 200 terpenes in the cannabis plant, all of which have different aromas. Our built-in (endocannabinoid) system, responds differently to each terpene. Terpenes play a role in how quickly cannabinoids can enter the bloodstream. The interaction between cannabinoids and terpenes can increase the medical benefit, significantly.

The Medical Possibilities are Endless

There are perhaps thousands of medical possibilities waiting for us. With so many cannabinoids and terpenes to work with, the combinations and therefore, medical possibilities, are endless!

If you’re a Florida resident and feel that you may qualify for medical marijuana, call us at (786) 224-4005 or schedule your free consultation online, today!