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Medical Marijuana Media Coverage

CannaMD is committed to providing compassionate care to Florida patients through evidence-based application of medical cannabis research. In service of that commitment, CannaMD actively strives to promote community conversations and advance medical cannabis media coverage.

May 2022
CannaMD speaks with Cannabis Business Executive about the positive impact medical cannabis has on the elderly patient population, covering a wide range of topics from treatment stigma and misconceptions to neuroprotection.
May 2022
CannaMD Chief Medical Researcher, Jessica Walters, and Dr. Nathan Pipitone of Florida Gulf Coast University provide background on a research study they’re leading with ReLeaf App, comparing cannabinoid ratios for anxiety.
May 2022
Dr. Nathan Pipitone of Florida Gulf Coast University discusses the cannabis and anxiety study his team is leading with CannaMD and ReLeaf App, surveying over 1,000 Florida medical marijuana patients.
April 2022
CannaMD discusses its role as a recruitment site for the Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research (including the “Medical Marijuana & Me” cohort project) and multiple University of Florida studies.
March 2022
CannaMD’s Chief Medical Researcher serves as a co-author on a study abstract led by FGCU and presented at SEPA: “Using smartphone technology to track real-time changes in anxiety/depression symptomology…”.
December 2021
State Senator Jeff Brandes filed a bill that would let Florida recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards. CannaMD adds a physician’s perspective, noting: “Cancer symptoms don’t stop when you cross state lines.”
October 2021
CannaMD serves as a recruitment site for the study, “Health Outcomes among Adults Initiating Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain: A 3-month Prospective Study Incorporating Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA).”
June 2020
CannaMD Marketing Director, Jessica Walters, and host, Nina Danilee, discuss medical marijuana and a number of female-focused conditions including menopause, migraines, anxiety, and more on Positively Purposed.
April 2020
Host Ted Bogert and CannaMD Marketing Director, Jessica Walters, discuss COVID-19’s impact on the medical marijuana industry and cover all the basics patients need to know on The Ted Show.
June 2019
CannaMD physician, Barbara Aggarwal, MD, joins host Robert Roundtree on The Marijuana Solution to discuss her experience as a medical marijuana doctor, common qualifying conditions, and typical patient profiles.
May 2019
CannaMD Marketing Director, Jessica Walters, joins host Julie Morgan on popular Jacksonville radio station Hot 99.5 to discuss the medical marijuana qualifying process and dispel common myths about cannabis treatment.
March 2019
Florida resident, Steve Hunt, was experiencing three seizures a week until discovering CannaMD. With smoking newly legalized, Hunt speaks to CBS about how cannabis has helped stop his seizures and get his life back.

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January 2019
“We strongly agree with Governor DeSantis’s interpretation that medical decisions should be left in the hands of doctors, and look forward to applying evidence-based recommendations for this new [smoking] modality in the near future.”
June 2018
CannaMD, one of Florida’s fastest growing medical cannabis clinics, announces its fifth office – continuing statewide expansion despite the Department of Health’s appeal of the medical marijuana smoking verdict.
May 2018
“We understand the heartache and discouragement experienced by patients and their family members as they search for a better way to manage debilitating health conditions,” says CannaMD co-founder, Ryan Scotson.
March 2018
CannaMD physician, Jason Schultz, MD, joins host Robert Roundtree on The Marijuana Solution to discuss how he transitioned from an emergency room physician to a licensed Florida medical marijuana market.
February 2018
CannaMD co-founder, Ryan Scotson, joins Trulieve Marketing Director, Victoria Walker, and the CannaChronicle’s CannaCast hosts to discuss Florida’s entry into the medical marijuana industry.

Research

PUBLISHED STUDIES

October 2021: CannaMD participated as recruitment site in a University of Florida (UF) study on the short and long-term effects of medical marijuana as it relates to pain. The study, conducted through UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine, was led by Department of Epidemiology Assistant Professor, Yan Wang, PhD. The final results were published in the peer-reviewed journal, Cannabis (see: “Health Outcomes among Adults Initiating Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain: A 3-month Prospective Study Incorporating Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA)”).

PRESENTED ABSTRACTS

March 2022: CannaMD‘s Chief Medical Researcher, Jessica Walters, served as a co-author on a study abstract, led by Florida Gulf Coast University and Releaf App, and presented at the 2022 Southeastern Psychological Association Conference: “Using smartphone technology to track real-time changes in anxiety/depression symptomology among Florida cannabis users”.

ONGOING STUDIES

May 2022: While multiple peer-reviewed studies have established the efficacy of medical marijuana in treating anxiety, far less is known about the specific ratio of cannabinoids that works best to alleviate anxiety symptoms. A new study – led by Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), Releaf App, and CannaMD – aims to shed light on the subject.

March 2022: CannaMD is proud to serve as a recruitment site for the Medical Marijuana & Me (M3) Cohort Study, a statewide survey study on MMJ outcomes among current and new MMJ patients. The study is conducted through the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine at UF. The project is led by Department of Epidemiology Assistant Professor Yan Wang, PhD, MSC

May 2020: CannaMD is proud to serve as a recruitment site for the Consortium for MMJ Clinical Outcomes Research Contact Registry, a statewide registry study that builds a database of MMJ patients interested in participating in research. The ongoing registry is conducted through the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine at UF. The project is led by Department of Epidemiology Professor Robert Cook, MD, MPH, and funded by the Consortium for MMJ Clinical Outcomes Research. Led by a leadership team at UF, the Consortium engages public and private universities across the state of Florida.

March 2020: CannaMD is proud to participate as a recruitment site in a University of Florida (UF) study on the short and long-term effects of medical marijuana as it relates to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The current study, conducted through UF’s College of Public Health & Health Professions and College of Medicine, is led by Department of Epidemiology Assistant Professor, Krishna Vaddiparti, PhD, MPE, MSW.

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