My name is Joshua Winer, and I’m a member of the Omni Medical Services family.
In February 2017, I became a patient; but when I saw the good being done, I knew I had to become a part of it.
I am epileptic and suffer from headaches as a result of brain surgery back in 2013, before medical marijuana was an option. Since then, I’ve gone through my share of pills to handle the headaches, which brought on more side effects than it did pain relief. Finally one day, my neurologist recommended medical marijuana. Even though my headaches are not completely gone, they are far less severe than they’ve ever been. Plus, I’m no longer on prescription pain medication.
Now I can give back. Now I can help others suffering from many different debilitating conditions, including epilepsy, as a way to pay it forward for all the help I’ve received. I intend on using this blog to inform and opine on the medical marijuana world in Florida, to help those better understand what’s going on, and how it might affect us all.
The Office of ________ Use is ________
In the initial stage of Florida’s medical marijuana program, there was the Office of Compassionate Use (OCU). They were partRead more.
Path to Wellness
I’ve told you a lot about myself and the medical marijuana world. My condition, how I got my card, dispensaries…Read more.
Two Steps Forward
With over 114,000 patients and more than 1,400 qualified physicians now registered with the state, it has been a majorRead more.
Marijuana: Schedule 1?!?!
First, I want to open with my gratitude that marijuana is finally being recognized for medical use and for theRead more.
The (Smoking) Elephant in the Room
One of the most frequently asked questions regarding medical marijuana is “am I allowed to smoke it?” Well, Florida’s medicalRead more.
What is Reciprocity?
One word you’re bound to hear when learning about medical marijuana in different states is the term: Reciprocity. Since theRead more.
Discussing Dispensaries: Trulieve (Delivery)
We at Omni are only one half of the process. Like traditional medication, first you see the doctor and thenRead more.
My Endo Sesh 2018 Experience
This past weekend I went up to Gainesville to attend the ENDO SESH 2018 event. Endo stands for endocannabinoid systemRead more.
My Patient Experience
Before I, Joshua Winer, worked with Omni Medical Services I was a patient, so what better way to explain theRead more.