Florida Medical Cannabis Clinic

Florida Medical Cannabis Clinic At Florida Medical Cannabis Clinic we provide individualized, compassionate, and confidential, medic
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At Florida Medical Cannabis Clinic we provide individualized, compassionate, and confidential, medical ma*****na evaluation & treatment in accordance with FL State law.

06/01/2020

Telemedicine has been extended through 6/30/20 for established patients! If you already have an appointment booked during this time we will reach out via email to convert your appointment.

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05/11/2020

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Telehealth appointments for Florida Medical Cannabis recertifications with your already established physician (you cannot change docs via telehealth) has been extended through 5/31. If you are a patient of ours at Florida Medical Cannabis Clinic and have an appointment scheduled during this time stay tuned to your email this week for details on your appointment.

03/18/2020

COVID-19 UPDATE:

- ALL FOLLOW UP VISITS (ESTABLISHED PATIENTS) SCHEDULED BETWEEN 3/19/20-4/14/20 WILL BE SEEN VIA TELEMEDICINE. A member of our patient care team will reach out prior to your appointment to gather necessary information and provide you with appointment details. Please check your emails and complete any pending forms sent to you as they are required for your visit. Telemedicine is currently only approved by DOH for follow up visits during the time frame indicated. We will update you if this changes.

- ALL NEW & TRANSFER VISITS SCHEDULED BETWEEN 3/19/20-4/15/20 WILL BE SEEN VIA TELEMEDICINE FOR THE GUIDANCE AND REVIEW PORTION OF YOUR EXAM ONLY (the date/time officially scheduled). Under State Law you are required to be seen by the physician IN PERSON for your physical exam. A member of our team will reach out to schedule the in person portion of your exam. These will be limited contact to avoid any unnecessary risk to our physician and yourselves.

- To help bridge the gap between the education we normally provide in person and what we are able to do currently, we also have educational videos that will be sent to patients in the coming week(s).

- As always, our patient care team is available M-F 9-5 for guidance, education, and assistance. They can be reached at 352-616-9892 Option 2 or [email protected].

- If you have any questions or concerns please call our office at 352-616-9892 or email [email protected]. We are experiencing high call volume and do appreciate your patience.

03/16/2020

COVID-19 CONCERNS

3/16/20

Our patient’s health, safety, and continued access to the medicine they need is our number one priority. We are taking all necessary precautions to still serve our patients while reducing risk of community spread. Thanks to an Emergency Order by DOH, we will be able to see established patients via telemedicine for the next 30 days. At this time we are still open to new and transfer patients, but will limit face to face time to the minimum required under the law and will provide all other service (education & guidance) via other means. If you have an appointment scheduled in the upcoming weeks we will be in touch by phone, text, or email ASAP to discuss your care and options. We appreciate your patience and support during this time.

Another attempt at a 10% cap. Make your voices heard.
03/03/2020

Another attempt at a 10% cap. Make your voices heard.

We had an entire day to celebrate the Harrell amendment being withdrawn before they went at it again. This time from Ray Rodriguez in the FL House of Representatives.

Aside from restricting THC to under 10% for patients under the age of 21, this amendment also attempts to make edibles their own delivery route (because apparently they are different from oral). Edibles would be limited to a 7000mg supply for every 35 days. Again, our elected officials making decisions doctors should be.

It also updates amendment language to require physicians to list ALL qualifying conditions (for patients with multiple comorbid ‘other ’ & chronic pain conditions this could greatly increase paperwork to doctors).

Call his office at 850-717-5076 and 239-433-4570.

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02/21/2020

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It turns out THC and CBD aren't the only gals in town. Just a few weeks ago new cannabinoids were discovered. Earlier this week we talked about the benefits, uses, and psychoactivity of THCa. Today, we are going to talk about another cannabinoid - CBN. CBN is primarily found in aged cannabis. It is created as a result of THC breaking down over time. This is accelerated when exposed to heat or oxygen, which is why you should always store cannabis in an airtight jar in a dark cool place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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CBN is commonly thought of for it's sedating effects...but the research is actually quite limited in this area. Instead, studies have found antibacterial, neuroprotectant, appetite stimulating, and anti-inflammatory effects. It's also been shown to reduce intraocular pressure (in bunnies). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So back to the sleep stuff - the limited research that's been done actually suggests that it's the COMBINATION of CBN and THC together that produces the sedating quality often associated with CBN. CBN by itself? Not very sedating. Cannabis researcher, Dr. Ethan Russo suggests that it's not just THC & CBN producing this sedating effect, but an entourage effect with the remaining terpenes as well. Dr. Russo states that monoterpenoids ev***rate early on in the aging process, leaving only the more sedating sesquiterpenoids behind. The combination of CBN + THC + the remaining terpenes contributes to the heavy sedative experienced with aged cannabis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Some dispensaries, like Rise, offer CBN tinctures or oral oils. Pictured here is a 1:1 CBN:THC oil, capitalizing on the compounding sedation of the cannabinoids together. You can also just consume old cannabis. Ever lose your stash jar only to find it months later? I think of the experience like walking through mud - it's a full body drowsiness different than that of THC alone. It's the CBN interplay.

Dr. Gebhardt and our Cannabis Health Coach Kristina Risola, CHWC will be speaking at Muv Lutz on 3/2. We'll be covering ...
02/18/2020

Dr. Gebhardt and our Cannabis Health Coach Kristina Risola, CHWC will be speaking at Muv Lutz on 3/2. We'll be covering all of our best tips for getting the most out of your cannabis medicine. Hope to see you there. Register today!

We have a last minute opening for a NEW patient in our Land O Lakes office this coming Friday (11/8) afternoon. This is ...
11/06/2019

We have a last minute opening for a NEW patient in our Land O Lakes office this coming Friday (11/8) afternoon. This is our only New patient appointment in this location until December 17th. Snag it today! https://www.flmedcannabis.org/schedule-online

New blog post!
11/01/2019
PTSD and Medical Cannabis — Florida Medical Cannabis Clinic

New blog post!

Over the 2+ years of seeing patients at Florida Medical Cannabis Clinic, we’ve been stunned at the number of people suffering from the effects of trauma and PTSD. Thankfully, we’ve also been delighted with the profound role that medical cannabis can have in calming the symptoms of PTSD and helpi...

Have you tried v***rizing flower instead of smoking?
10/30/2019

Have you tried v***rizing flower instead of smoking?

Dry herb v***rizing is one of my favorite ways to consume my medical cannabis. It's quick, efficient, flavorful, and provides for A LOT of control over the experience. Vaporizers heat cannabis (or extractions) to the point in which active ingredients boil off and turn into a v***r. This avoids combustion, which is what creates the potentially hazardous compounds that are found in smoke. Did you know that unlike smoking, v***rization is a bit of a process - happening in stages? Terpenes and cannabinoids have varying boiling points. This means that certain terpenes will boil off in your initial draw, while other terpenes and cannabinoids will boil off in later inhalations as the temperature increases over the session. This allows patients to really control their experience. You want a more body heavy pain relieving session - crank up the heat. Going for a cerebral focused feel - keep it on the lower end.

Check out this post from our Director and Cannabis Health Coach, Kristina. She's covering all things "smokable" cannabis...
10/16/2019
Flower in Florida: “Smokable” Medical Cannabis Options — Kristina Risola

Check out this post from our Director and Cannabis Health Coach, Kristina. She's covering all things "smokable" cannabis in Florida - who has what, what they are charging, thoughts on quality, and tips for purchasing.

Patients sometimes find themselves frustrated with the availability of medical cannabis flower in Florida. The demand is high and medicine sells quickly. This post covers the available flower options here in Florida, as well as some tips for purchasing stress free.

Florida's 2020 Cannabis Legalization Petitions - What to Know — Kristina Risola
10/02/2019
Florida's 2020 Cannabis Legalization Petitions - What to Know — Kristina Risola

Florida's 2020 Cannabis Legalization Petitions - What to Know — Kristina Risola

The Make It Legal Florida campaign showed up in mailboxes across the State, propelling the cannabis legalization argument forward. While no initiatives have yet made it to the genera election ballot, there’s been a lot of confusion over what each Florida cannabis initiative does and the impacts th...

What's your favorite terpene?
08/22/2019
A Closer Look: Cannabis Terpenes — Kristina Risola

What's your favorite terpene?

As you delve deeper into the world of medical cannabis, you’ll come across the word terpenes. Terpenes are organic compounds found in plants (and even some insects). Two hundred terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant and today we’re covering some of the most common.

Easy DIY Cannabis L**e — Kristina Risola
08/15/2019
Easy DIY Cannabis L**e — Kristina Risola

Easy DIY Cannabis L**e — Kristina Risola

Endometriosis deeply impacts my s*x life. S*x, and sometimes even just the thought of it, causes debilitating symptoms. Sick of the pain and uncomfortableness surrounding something that should be fulfilling and enjoyable, I made a batch of cannabis l**e and asked my husband if he wanted to experime

Are you passionate about medical cannabis? We are hiring!We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable, and compassionate...
08/13/2019
EMPLOYMENT — Florida Medical Cannabis Clinic

Are you passionate about medical cannabis? We are hiring!

We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable, and compassionate Office Assistant to join our team. We are one of Florida’s premier medical cannabis practices with a strong commitment to personalized and quality patient care. Our patients are our number one priority and we are looking for someone who is as devoted to changing lives through medical cannabis as we are.

Our clinic locations are in Spring Hill and Land O Lakes. This position is primarily Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in rotating offices between the hours of 9:45AM - 6:00PM. 20-25hours per week, $11-12/hr depending on experience.

For more information about the position and to submit your application & resume please see this link:

https://www.flmedcannabis.org/hiring

Florida Medical Cannabis Clinic is looking for an enthusiastic, reliable, and compassionate Office Assistant to join our team. We are one of Florida’s premier medical cannabis practices with a strong commitment to personalized and quality patient care. Our patients are our number one priority and ...

Great resource for learning more about smokable cannabis tools and accessories.
08/02/2019
Smokable Cannabis 101: A Deeper Look at Tools & Accessories

Great resource for learning more about smokable cannabis tools and accessories.

Every cannabis enthusiast has their favorite tools and accessories. When my cannabis friends and I get together there is at least an hour of showing each other our newest find and gadgets. I mentioned in Methods, Tools, & Accessories that I’d delve a little deeper into accessories in anothe

Hope to see you tonight Spring Hill
08/01/2019

Hope to see you tonight Spring Hill

POTS, Dysautonomia, and Medical Cannabis
07/31/2019
POTS, Dysautonomia, and Medical Cannabis

POTS, Dysautonomia, and Medical Cannabis

Dysautonomia includes POTS, neurocardiogenic syncope, and other disorders affecting the autonomic nervous system. Symptoms can be completely debilitating restricting patients from many day to day activities. Cannabis can be a helpful tool for managing symptoms of dysautonomia and POTS, but there are

Chronic pain is one of the number one reasons patients seek out medical cannabis. Here's our 5 top tips for using medica...
07/29/2019
5 Tips for Using Cannabis for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is one of the number one reasons patients seek out medical cannabis. Here's our 5 top tips for using medical cannabis for pain NEW on the blog!

Here at Florida Medical Cannabis Clinic, we’ve been witness to the life changing transformations that happen when patients are able to better control their chronic pain through medical cannabis. Many patients are able to reduce or come off of traditional pharmaceuticals, lose weight, regain activi...

Let's Get High: How the Psychoactive Experience of Cannabis Can Be Medicinal
07/24/2019
Let's Get High: How the Psychoactive Experience of Cannabis Can Be Medicinal

Let's Get High: How the Psychoactive Experience of Cannabis Can Be Medicinal

Whether it be pain and symptoms or missing out on events, some days with chronic illness just plain sucks. As a community wee talk a lot about the medicinal benefits of cannabis, but we tend to focus on all the physical aspects. What we don’t talk about is how the euphoria - or high - can be a big...

Don't forget to get your orders in for Saturday's Delivery Drop!
07/17/2019

Don't forget to get your orders in for Saturday's Delivery Drop!

Make sure to get your orders in!

An important read...
07/16/2019
Two Sides of Cannabis - A Patient Experience Guest Post

An important read...

Cannabis is an amazing medicine with potential healing properties that are still far beyond our understanding. While we do know it is a safe substance, every person and situation is unique. Over the course of the last 2 plus years I’ve been witness to some miraculous health improvements, but I’v...

Smokable Cannabis 101: How to Roll a Joint
07/10/2019
Smokable Cannabis 101: How to Roll a Joint

Smokable Cannabis 101: How to Roll a Joint

Rolling joints is half art, half skill, and a lot of patience. While learning how to roll can be a frustrating process, once you get it down, it’s a handy tool to have in your toolbox. It can also be relaxing and fun. One of my favorite things to do after a long day is sit down and roll up medicin

Our Cannabis Health Coach Kristina Risola, CHWC has another new blog post in the Smokable 101 series - this time coverin...
07/03/2019
Smokable Cannabis 101: Tools, Methods, and Accessories

Our Cannabis Health Coach Kristina Risola, CHWC has another new blog post in the Smokable 101 series - this time covering all things how with the basic tools, methods, and accessories for smoking medical cannabis.

Smoking medical cannabis is a fast and efficient way to consume medication. It’s also a relatively easy way for patients to “get their feet wet” before trying more advanced delivery methods. There are a variety of ways to smoke cannabis, with a multitude of related accessories and tools for pa...

Make sure to get your orders in!
07/01/2019

Make sure to get your orders in!

Not sure where to start when it comes to smokable cannabis? Our Cannabis Health Coach Kristina has you covered.
07/01/2019
Smokable Cannabis 101: Choosing Quality Flower

Not sure where to start when it comes to smokable cannabis? Our Cannabis Health Coach Kristina has you covered.

Choosing quality medicine is step one to effective symptom management and a positive cannabis experience. Patients are often faced with a wide array of options and little guidance on where to start. This post covers some of the basics of what to watch out for when choosing quality flower.

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At Florida Medical Cannabis Clinic we provide comprehensive Medical Cannabis Certifications and follow up care. We pride ourselves on providing a personalized and compassionate healthcare experience. We are a small intimate practice and enjoy getting to know each and every one of our patients. We are deeply committed to providing healthcare that reflects personal attention, empathy, integrity, and trust.

One of the things we enjoy most about cannabis as medicine is the empowering impact it often has on patient’s lives. Chronic illness takes away so much, and medical cannabis can bring back not only relief, but a sense of control. As cannabis patients start to feel better they are often able to reengage with the things that matter most to them. This inspires us.

It also reminds us why it’s so important to make sure our patients receive the proper education, support, and medical care to get the most out of their cannabis journey. In our clinic clients meet with and have the continued support from both our licensed physician and cannabis health coach to identify and achieve their wellness goals.

Dr. Scott Gebhardt, DO, ACOI Kristina Risola, MA, CRC, CHWC


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