A New Jersey doctor and a California doctor who treat chronic pain patients are both joining forces to launch a medical marijuana business
A New York doctor and an California doctor are joining forces for a medical cannabis business, according to the New York Times.
Dr. John P. Fisch, a New Jersey dentist and a licensed doctor in California, have announced the formation of the medical marijuana industry company, Medi-Cann LLC, to create medical marijuana products for people with chronic pain.
The company will be led by Dr. Richard D. Siegel, who is also the president and chief executive officer of a California-based medical marijuana producer, Medical Dispensary Corp., according to a press release.
The company will also be led in San Francisco by Drs.
Scott L. Cohen, the founder of the New Zealand medical cannabis producer, Cannas Health, and Dr. Eric E. Schmidt, the chief executive of Cannas Medicinals, according the release.
Siegel is a founding member of the National Academy of Neurology, a member of President Donald Trump’s National Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and Heroin Abuse, and is a member, along with Dr. William R. Baer, of the board of directors for the Alzheimer’s Association of California.
Baer was a founding board member of Canna Medicine, a cannabis treatment company, which was sold to a private equity firm for $2 billion.
“We are delighted to be partnering with our friends at MediCann,” Cohen said in the release, which included an image of Siegel and Cohen holding a joint.
Fisch has been a leader in the cannabis industry since 2014.
In 2016, he was named one of the top 20 innovators in cannabis by Forbes magazine.
He has also been featured in CNN, The New York Post, CBS and ABC.
He and Cohen co-founded Medicinal Cannabis, a California cannabis treatment program, in 2017.
In 2016, Siegel was a featured speaker at the Cannabis Business Conference in Las Vegas, where he spoke about the future of the cannabis economy.
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