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Dr. David Webinar: Autism & Cannabis

Sponsored by The Autism Community in Action (TACA) Parents of children with Autism have reported improvements in their children’s behaviors, movements, socialization, sleep, appetite and GI symptoms after introducing cannabis (CBD). In this webinar, Dr. Berger discusses the endocannabinoid system and how plant-based cannabinoids interact with it. He also reviews the various types of ingredients within […]

Wholistic ReLeaf: Empowering Families and Patients to Choose the Best Treatment Approach

Dr. David and WHolistic ReLeaf are the feature story in the September issue of Florida Cannabis News!

Medical Cannabis, Autism, and the Transformation of Medicine

In 1987, during my freshman year at Lehigh University, our first English assignment was to write a letter to an elected official advocating for a controversial issue of our choosing. I decided to write my United States Congressman to express why I believed marijuana should be legalized.  What was supposed to be a 3-4 page […]

Smokable Cannabis Availability in Florida and How it Impacts You

This past week, both the Florida Senate and House passed a new medical cannabis statute (SB 182: Medical Use of Marijuana). The full bill can be read here. The primary goal for this bill is to allow for flowers/buds sold by state authorized dispensaries, that patients can smoke; however, this also means cannabis should be […]

Cannabis Curing Cancer? Here’s What We Know

It is widely known that people who undergo traditional cancer therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy, can benefit from medical cannabis. Not only does cannabis reduce the side effects of these powerful treatments, but it can also address the anxiety and depression that often accompanies a life-threatening diagnosis. Additionally, nausea can be reduced, allowing patients […]

Using Medical Cannabis to Treat Multiple Sclerosis, Autoimmune Disease, and Similar Conditions

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the medical conditions listed explicitly in Florida’s medical cannabis statute. It is an autoimmune disease that produces symptoms including muscle, joint, and nerve pain; fatigue; muscle spasms and twitches; bladder, bowel, and sexual problems; and, cognitive and emotional changes. Florida patients may qualify for medical cannabis if they are […]

A Ray of Hope Interview with Author Holley Moseley on Treating Epilepsy with High CBD

Dr. David Berger interviews mom and author, Holley Moseley, RN, BSN. Holley’s book, A Ray of Hope shares her daughter, RayAnn’s story of using high CBD oil to treat epilepsy and cerebral palsy. David Berger, M.D. Dr. David Berger (“Dr. David”), a Board Certified Pediatrician with over 20 years of experience as a clinician, has […]

Ask Dr. David: Where Are The Gummies and Other Edibles?

One of the most frequent questions we hear in my clinic these days is when will qualified Floridians be able to get gummies and other edibles? As many of you know, oral ingestion of CBD and THC is one of the most common ways to administer medical cannabis. Florida laws were never intended to limit […]

Ask Dr. David: What Are Some of the Known Side Effects of Cannabis?

In recent years I have been fortunate to work with a wide range of patients who have benefited greatly from medical cannabis. One of the primary purposes of this blog series is to educate our community, so I decided to use this post to address some of the concerns associated with cannabis use so people […]

How the Endocannabinoid System is Like Bowling

I have recently been delving more deeply into the cellular function of our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Named after the plant that led to its discovery (cannabis), the ECS is an essential physiological system for establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are abundant throughout the body; they are found in the brain, […]