Medical Cannabis for Families

Who qualifies for medical cannabis? 

More than 70% of Florida voters approved Amendment 2 legalizing medical cannabis for individuals with specific debilitating diseases or conditions as determined by a licensed state physician.

The approved amendment gives doctors the power to order cannabis for a list of 10 medical conditions, as well as "other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient."

If you're curious whether you, your family member, or your child could qualify for medical cannabis, join Dr. David Berger, founder of the Family Medical Cannabis Clinic, at the March 18, 2017 Tampa Birth and Baby Expo

As a holistic pediatrician, I’ve been using herbs in my practice for over 20 years. For me, cannabis is just another herb, and I’ve researched it quite a bit. I don’t know of any other pediatricians who are prescribing medical cannabis.
— Dr. Berger
David Berger, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care, and Founder of the Family Medical Cannabis Clinic

David Berger, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician at Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care, and Founder of the Family Medical Cannabis Clinic

In 2005, Dr. Berger opened his medical practice, Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care in Tampa, Florida. He has developed a national reputation for his treatment of children with autism and other neurological, developmental, and behavioral conditions.  

Dr. Berger has been utilizing natural therapies in his treatment of patients dating back to his days as a pediatric resident at University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital. He is excited for the opportunity to help patients using medical cannabis as a treatment option.

Florida's introduction to medical cannabis is the start of a large experiment, and we are still finding out what works and what doesn't. Dr. Berger is glad to be able to present the latest information on how the new amendment will be implemented. 

With medical cannabis, there needs to be a true weighing of the risks and benefits, consideration of all treatment options, and proper informed consent. There are a lot of misconceptions, particularly that this is a drug that builds a dangerous dependence. In reality, it could be a safer drug than many drugs that patients are taking for debilitating chronic conditions. 

Dr. Berger will share the facts and debunks common misconceptions regarding how this natural medicine can be used to treat chronic conditions. RSVP for this session to learn which patients can qualify to receive medical cannabis.