ORLANDO, Fla., May 31, 2018 — CannaMD, one of Florida’s fastest growing medical cannabis clinics, has opened its fifth office – continuing statewide expansion despite the Florida Department of Health’s appeal of Judge Karen Giever’s medical cannabis smoking verdict. As CannaMD co-founder Ryan Scotson explains, patients are experiencing significant results regardless of the state’s restriction. And – while Scotson agrees the option to smoke would dramatically improve those results – the real problem, he notes, is patient education:

“Medical cannabis may be legal in Florida, but that doesn’t mean patients understand where to get it, how to take it, or what to expect. That’s where we come in.”

Focused on evidence-based application of medicinal cannabis research, CannaMD offers a streamlined pre-qualification process, letting patients spend more time with qualified physicians.

“It’s about making the process as easy as possible,” Scotson explains. “Cannabis as medicine is pretty new. So we’ve made sure we have experts in place every step of the way, so patients never have any unanswered questions.”

That process starts at home, where patients can see if they qualify for a medical cannabis card before ever scheduling an appointment. After a free phone call with a patient liaison – supervised by a registered nurse – qualified applicants submit all required paperwork online, leaving appointment time free for quality doctor-patient conversation.

“We take physician recruitment very seriously,” Scotson states. “We’re committed to working with leaders in the medical cannabis field.”

One of those leaders is Dr. Rachna Singh, who entered the practice with nearly a decade of experience recommending medical cannabis. (Singh previously practiced rheumatology in California, where medical cannabis was legalized in 1996.) She is joined by Dr. Jason Schultz, who is passionate about fighting the country’s growing opioid epidemic.

“When I began practicing medicine, there was a lot of pressure to give narcotics no matter what,” Schultz recalls. “As I went through my medical career it got worse and worse. Now I have the opportunity to help patients with a natural form of medicine that produces better results. As a physician, it was easy to become an advocate.”

Yet, while patients are experiencing measurable results with current cannabis treatment methods, Scotson believes there’s more progress to be made:

“Research overwhelmingly confirms the benefits of smoking medicinal cannabis. We remain hopeful Judge Giever’s verdict will be upheld.”

CannaMD currently has offices in Orlando, Mount Dora, and (its most recent addition): Tampa. Patients can learn more or book an appointment at



Due to conflict between state and federal law, the term recommendation is used in place of prescription.


Office Locations

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 206
Orlando, FL 32819

5401 S. Kirkman Road, Suite 310
Orlando, FL 32819

10150 Highland Manor Drive, Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33610

444 E. 5th Avenue
Mount Dora, FL 32757

37 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 500
Orlando, FL 32801


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