Medical Cannabis is Legal: What You Need to Know

An educational cannabis conference is coming to Tampa November 18 and is free and open to the public.  


CannaCure Florida is proud to assemble an esteemed group of physicians and medical professionals for an exclusive medical cannabis educational conference Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 – Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at The Cuban Club in Ybor City, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Workshops and Seminars are fee based and proceeds benefit CannaMoms, a nonprofit helping families with sick children who need medical cannabis.

The program will provide scientific research and clinical data behind medical cannabis, along with treatment information for medical practitioners about the use of medical cannabis for patients suffering from debilitating medical conditions including cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or other comparable illnesses.

“There has been a tremendous need for families with major health problems to gain access to safe, affordable and effective alternatives to traditional medical treatment or pharmaceuticals,” says parenting and family expert Angela Ardolino, founder of Parenting with Angela.  “Educating physicians and patients about medical cannabis is a big step toward providing relief, and even recovery, to many patients.”


Panel discussions include respected and prominent medical practitioners including- Juan Sanchez-Ramos, PhD and MD at the University of South Florida.  They will be examining the latest medical cannabis legislation and research as well as recommendations for the effective development of medical marijuana treatment plans.

Noted author and keynote presenter Dr. Gregory L. Smith will provide a wealth of information about which conditions respond to cannabis, dosing guidance, and the safe use of cannabis by patients. “This conference will serve as an indispensable resource for medical professionals, providing a sound clinical basis for incorporating medical cannabis into their arsenal of treatment options for patients,” said Smith.

Speakers include Juan Sanchez-Ramos, PhD, MD from USF Health who will speak on the medical use of cannabis and will cover how Florida doctors can best utilize this important medicine.  Selim R. Bendadis, MD will discuss how medical cannabis can positively impact those with epilepsy and there will be panels with Stephen Blythe, MD, Terel Spencer Newton, MD, Eduardo Palanca MD, PA and Joseph Rosado, MD on how to use cannabis as medicine. 

Ardolino will also be discussing what the new legislation means for medical professionals and caregivers going forward. Gary J. Stein, MPH will also discuss how to transform lives with medical cannabis.

During the conference, there will be a free Canna Bazaar, which is open to the public. This is a great place to learn more about the medical cannabis industry and to network and learn from cannabis professionals.

Visit for a complete schedule of events and to register for seminars and workshops.

Additional educational programming is available for prospective medical cannabis patients, investors and entrepreneurs on both Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20, from ComfyTree.