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ABC Action News: Proposed bill could limit access to medical marijuana for pediatric patients in Florida

March 9, 2021

by: Rebecca Petit   TAMPA, Fla. — At just two-years-old, Kevin Mundaca’s daughter Lilli became one of the first pediatric patients in Florida to be put on the medical cannabis program. “The chemo treatment that they had, it was killing her. We literally had to pull her out of it and ever since then, we’ve been […]

PRESS RELEASE (03/09/21): Florida Legislators Consider Severely Limiting Pediatric Access to Medical Marijuana

March 8, 2021

————– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Florida legislators consider severely limiting pediatric access to medical marijuana.  Tampa Pediatrician leads parent advocates and colleagues to fight the bill.  TAMPA, Fla. March 9, 2021 — Despite overwhelming public support for medical cannabis, Florida legislators have put forth a bill (HB1455) to drastically restrict access for pediatric patients. Under current […]

Fox 13 Tampa Bay: School Districts Draft Guidelines for Students’ Medical Marijuana Prescriptions

November 6, 2019

As the Dec. 1 deadline approaches for school districts to draft policies on how students can take cannabis on campus, effected groups are reaching out to Dr. David for his opinion on how best to approach medical cannabis treatment in schools.

ABC Action News: Florida Schools are Drafting Medical Marijuana Policies

November 1, 2019

As an expert in pediatric medical cannabis, Dr. David continues to be contacted to discuss strategies for handling medical cannabis in schools.

WFLA News Channel 8: Medical Marijuana & Schools

October 25, 2019

WFLA News Channel 8 called upon Dr. David’s expertise to discuss school policies around medical cannabis.

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

September 4, 2019

Dr. David & Wholistic ReLeaf were featured in the September issue of Florida Cannabis News!

Medical Cannabis, Autism, and the Transformation of Medicine

July 9, 2019

Written by David Berger, MD, FAAP and published in Autism Parenting Magazine. Find out how using medical cannabis can help facilitate the treatment of children with chronic conditions from a board-certified pediatrician and leading US authority on medical cannabis, Dr. David Berger. Read the article, which begins on page 22 by clicking here.

Patient Beyond the Plant: A Tampa Mother’s Story of Survival

August 21, 2018

Aired: August 21, 2018 A woman with Crohn’s disease who was prescribed opioids following complications from her pregnancy started taking medical marijuana to help alleviate her pain.  Web story can be found here.

Dr. Berger WMNF Interview on Pregnancy, Birthing and Managing Chronic Conditions

August 14, 2018

Interview with Dr. Berger begins at 21:00. His interview includes information on pediatric care for the entire family including managing chronic conditions. WMNF Interview July 2018

Lack of Training for Doctors in Florida Dosing Medical Marijuana

May 31, 2018

Aired: May 31, 2018 There is a widespread lack of knowledge in the state of Florida when it comes to dosing medical marijuana. Find out how this is affecting patients who don’t know how much or what kind to use to be effective.