Florida Grass Roots Magazine - May/June 2019

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Dr. Melanie

Bone Cannabis Industry Physician & Educator BY HEATHER DEROSE

Dr. Bone sat down with Florida Grass Roots Magazine to tell us about her journey to cannabis as medicine through a family health crisis. She also shared with us her goals for the future of her Women in cannabis are affecting the industry practice and cannabis. in powerful ways. They are leading the industry Cannabis medicine was not always a part of in executive roles that exceed other industries. Dr. Bone’s practice. She discovered one of her Many are sharing their knowledge and expertise to five children, Carlton, was overusing cannabis as a teenager. Because of Carlton’s overuse of educate and empower others. Dr. Melanie Bone is one of the women driving the cannabis, Dr. Bone and her husband decided to industry forward as a physician and educator in send him to a wilderness program to try to help. West Palm Springs, Florida. She is a board-certified “Carlton was given a mood stabilizing medication gynecologist, robotic surgeon, and medical and ultimately developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a rare, life-threatening reaction which cannabis practitioner. She sees women, men, and children and certifies causes the body to look and act like it has been them for medical cannabis. Dr. Bone works with her burned,” Dr. Bone said. patients to maintain total body health by finding a Carlton was in the Intensive Care Unit and Dr. Bone role for cannabis, in addition to diet, exercise, and said that she was “Vowing to bring an alternative to the drug that caused the disease.” mind-body work.

HER SPECIFIC AREA OF INTEREST IS THE “INTERSECTION OF WOMEN’S HEALTH AND CANNABINOIDS, BOTH FOR TREATMENT OF DISEASE STATES AND FOR GLOBAL WELLNESS.” 14


Articles inside

Cooking with Cannabis

2min
page 69

Research Corner

1min
page 67

Astrology Forecast | May/June

4min
pages 64-65

Fitness | Consuming Cannabis & Inspiring the World

5min
pages 62-63

CBD

4min
pages 60-61

Your Ideal Cannabis Strain

2min
pages 58-59

Medical Marijuana Minute

4min
pages 55-56

Managing Migraines with Cannabis

2min
pages 52-53

Combating Menstrual Pain with Cannabis

3min
pages 50-51

Cannabis & Epilepsy

5min
pages 46-48

Cannabis & Chronic Pain

4min
pages 44-45

Cannabis & Anxiety

3min
pages 42-43

Cannabis + Sex

3min
pages 38-39

Ganjasana with Rachael Carlevale

4min
pages 35-37

Women in Cannabis | Dr. Martha Rosenthal Q&A

3min
pages 32-33

Maxine Taylor, Astrologer

3min
pages 30-31

Women in Cannabis | Martha Monetemayor Q&A

4min
pages 28-29

Women in Cannabis | Parisa Rad Q&A

2min
pages 26-27

Cannabis Advocate | Tara DeMond

2min
pages 24-25

Women in Cannabis | Karin Spinks Chester Q&A

3min
pages 22-23

Caroline Covone | Weed Warrior

3min
pages 20-21

Women in Cannabis | Mary Carniglia

2min
pages 18-19

Dr. Melanie Bone | Cannabis Industry Physician & Educator

2min
pages 16-17

THC - The Healing Compound

3min
pages 12-13
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