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September 6, 2018
You’re invited to participate in a webinar hosted by the Florida Department of Health and the Office of Medical Marijuana Use
Do you know how the 2017 changes to the laws regarding medical marijuana affect your practice?
You are invited to participate in a free informative webinar hosted by the Florida Department of Health and the Office of Medical Marijuana Use.
You may have taken FMA’s Florida Physician Cannabis Course developed prior to the effective date of SB 8-A in the 2017 special session. However, in this webinar participants will receive updated information and get answers to important questions regarding how SB 8-A impacts your practice.
The webinar is approximately 60 minutes and is being offered at two times, which are listed in Eastern Standard Time. Participants will be able to send questions to the email address provided in the webinar. The webinar is not mandatory and is for informational purposes only.
To register for the upcoming webinar, please click on one of the following dates:

August 31, 2017

FLSCP Appoints New Executive Director
FLSCP is pleased to announce that Ron Watson has been appointed to the role of Executive Director. Mr. Watson is the founder and CEO of Watson Strategies, a full service lobbying firm specializing in health care related legislation. He has over 25 years of experience in Florida’s political, regulatory and lobbying arenas with specific focus on government and major healthcare associations.
During this time, he developed close relationships with executive, legislative and regulatory leadership throughout Florida government. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the laws, rules, budgets and regulations concerning medical, dental, pharmaceutical, tort reform and insurance issues. He also has extensive political involvement with patient advocacy and grassroots organizations, as well as organizing and managing political action committees make him invaluable to FLSCP and all medical marijuana advocates.
Please join us in welcoming Ron to the FLSCP team!

June 13, 2017

FLSCP Announces New Medical Advisory Board Member:  Sasha Noe, DO

FLSCP is pleased to announce that Dr. Sasha Noe has joined its Board of Directors and will serve as the Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee!

Sasha Noe, DO, PhD, is a dual doctorate, board-certified, award winning, family physician and researcher and one of America’s leading Medical Cannabis Physicians with extensive expertise in chronic disease management, preventative health, cannabinoid research, and medical cannabis. She regularly educates, advocates and consults on the medicinal benefits and uses of cannabis.

As the only known physician in the United States with a PhD in the specific field of molecular cannabinoid research, Dr. Noe’s award winning research has contributed towards the advancement of the therapeutic potential of cannabis over the past two decades and has been referenced worldwide in numerous scholarly articles and books.

Dr. Noe’s credentials include:

● Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton – Florida
● Board Certification – American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
● Ph.D. from the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the field of Molecular and Cellular Cannabinoid Research – University of South Florida’s, College of Medicine
● Chief Intern and Chief Resident – Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Program, St. Petersburg, FL
● Owner of 3 medical practices: Apollo Beach Family Medical Center, Direct Family Care and Compassionate Medical Cannabis Care
● President – Hillsborough County Osteopathic Medical Society
● Extensive career in Research, Education and Professional Leadership

A native of the island of Trinidad, Dr. Noe has been a resident of the Tampa Bay area for over 20 years, and specifically Apollo Beach since 2003. She enjoys the small-town beauty and lifestyle of Apollo Beach with her husband of 25 years and their two children.

Dr. Noe’s partnership with the FLSCP provides its members with valuable insight and leadership from Florida’s medical community.  Coupled with the FLSCP’s governmental affairs team, Dr. Noe and the FLSCP are uniquely positioned to drive policy related to medical cannabis and keep the medical community informed of all developments, real-time.