Florida residents, it's time to talk to your doctor about medical cannabis education

July 23, 2015 | Talana Lattimer

Talking to your doctor is one of the most important parts of good health care. We know your health care is very important to you. Which is why we want to encourage you to talk to your physician about medical cannabis therapeutics and education.

Whether you are already a patient or looking to find more information about medical cannabis as a treatment option, it is imperative your physicians have all the information they need before making decisions regarding your care.

While your physician has spent countless hours obtaining education during medical school, residency, and fellowship; there has been no formal education provided to doctors in the area of medical cannabis. And in Florida, only physicians who have completed required education courses are approved by the state to recommend low-THC cannabis.

You depend on your physician to direct you towards treatments and therapies that will be of benefit, and away from those that may cause you harm. Ask your physician to obtain comprehensive education by enrolling in the Florida Physicians Low-THC Cannabis CME Course.

The “Florida Physicians Low-THC Cannabis CME Course” is offered online in video format by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA). In addition to increasing their knowledge on medical cannabis, they will earn 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™, that can also  be used towards licensure and accreditation requirements. Successful completion of this course fulfills the Florida state requirement for physicians who wish to order low-THC cannabis for their patients' use.

The population of medical cannabis patients is growing and your physician needs to know how cannabis affects their patients’ health and interacts with their medical regimes. Encourage yourphysician to enroll today, by sending this pre-written letter and flyer. Click here to download the letter.



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