ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With the expansion of Florida's medical marijuana law taking effect this month, St. Petersburg-based physician and founder of AccessMarijuanaRx, Lora L. Brown MD, will host mobile Compassionate Use medical marijuana clinics throughout the state for patients wanting relief from debilitating diseases or conditions as outlined by the newly passed amendment.
Conditions that qualify for low-THC or medical cannabis prescriptions include:
• Crohn's disease
• Parkinson's disease
• Muscle Spasms
• Multiple sclerosis
According to the law, medical marijuana patients must be under the care of a physician certified by the Florida Department of Health. Because so few physicians are certified, this has become a burden on patients living in certain areas. "These clinics not only allow us to provide an initial in-person evaluation, but also help patients who live in areas that don't have access to a nearby licensed medical marijuana physician," says Dr. Brown. For on-going care, AccessMarijuanaRx offers online care and monitoring via a Telehealth portal through, MarijuanaDoctors.com.
AccessMarijuanaRx is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Brown and her team will make clinical recommendations including cannabis products, routes of delivery and dosages to the Health Department's Compassionate Use Registry, but will not dispense medical marijuana. Patients will then be able to obtain their medical marijuana through any of the Florida licensed dispensaries.
Marijuana, also known as cannabis, has been used medicinally for over 2,000 years. It was used in ancient times by the Chinese, the Hindus in India, the ancient Hebrew mystics, and early Christian healers. A victim of US culture wars over the last eighty years, marijuana is only recently receiving the credit it deserves as a viable medical therapy.
Upcoming clinics will take place in Broward County, Naples, Vero Beach, Orlando, and Lakeland. For more information on dates and times, go to AccessMarijuanaRx.com. Patients unable to attend upcoming clinics can request an appointment at: 1-800-727-6994.
About Lora L. Brown, MD, AccessMarijuanaRx: Fellowship-trained at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, Lora L. Brown, MD is a double board-certified physician, certified by the state of Florida to recommend the use of cannabis and THC. Specializing in pain medicine as well as functional & regenerative medicine, Dr. Brown earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and has over fifteen years of practice experience in the Tampa Bay area.
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