Dr. Hashim Featured in U.S. News and World Report Article
We are proud to announce that on Wednesday, 11/16/16, Dr. Hashim of The Herbal Clinic, MD was featured in a U.S. News and World Report medical marijuana article that explored the question as to whether or not those in alcohol or drug recovery should use medical marijuana.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Some physicians, however, believe medical marijuana does not pose a danger to people in recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction and use it to treat patients for issues such as pain or anxiety or to try to help wean them from opioids. For example, Dr. Mark Hashim, a board-certified anesthesiologist based in Hudson, Florida, says he believes medical marijuana can help addicts with withdrawal from opioids. “I’ve given it to patients who are in recovery and haven’t had an issue,” Hashim says.
A study published in 2014 in the peer-reviewed journal Neurology found that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients who were using marijuana reported the substance helped treat their symptoms. In the survey, 21 percent of 102 ALS patients reported current or prior use of medical marijuana to treat their symptoms. Within the group, 80 percent said it helped relieve anxiety, 75 percent said it helped stimulate their appetite, 70 percent said it helped relieve depression and 65 percent said it helped them sleep.
Dr. Hashim and The Herbal Clinic, MD provides medical marijuana treatment for patients in Hudson, FL and all over the state of Florida with their advanced online video conferencing appointments.