My name is Dr. Michael Verbora and I consider myself a cannabinoid physician. I have spent the last two years educating myself on cannabinoid therapies and to date have completed over two thousand consultations for consideration of cannabinoid therapy.
But what are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are a class of compounds that act on a system in our body known as the endocannabinoid system. This system has been shown to be involved in critical biological processes such as: energy homeostasis, bone development, mood regulation, appetite regulation, pain perception, sleep, cardiovascular function and much more. I find this system to be fascinating! My goal as a physician is to target this system with medications (herbal cannabis “aka marijuana”, or synthetic pharmaceuticals that act on similar parts of the system) to improve the lives of patients with various medical ailments. From neurological disease (MS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s), to chronic pain (neuropathic pain, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus) to cancer or chemotherapy side effects (nausea, appetite suppression, insomnia) cannabinoids can play a role in helping patients with these conditions.
This blog is designed to share patient stories and outcomes. To dispel the many myths around cannabis. To educate physicians and health care providers about cannabinoids. To address the politics surrounding cannabis. My goal is to bring professional experience to the spotlight. I hope you consider subscribing and reading along. I have so many positive stories I want to share with the world…