Dr. Dean graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, KCOM, in 1987. He is board certified in emergency medicine, actively licensed in the state of Missouri, and in good standing pursuant to Missouri law. Dr. Dean is dedicated to helping patients understand the numerous health benefits that Medical Marijuana has to offer.
Doc Doobie is a Medical Marijuana Certification clinic. At Doc Doobie, we know that integrating cannabis into your treatment regimen can be a complex undertaking. Our healthcare practitioners and educational team will provide you with all of the information and care you need in a professional and safe manner.
We know that integrating cannabis into your treatment regimen can be a complex undertaking. Our healthcare practitioners and educational team will provide you with all of the information and care that you need in a safe and judgement-free space. At Doc Doobie, you will meet with a caring professional who will discuss your medical information with you. We follow all state regulations and will provide education on how to remain compliant. The privacy of our patients is of utmost concern.
Compassionate. Compliant. Confidential.
To register with the state of Missouri, go to https://mo-public.mycomplia.com/#!/signin. You will need to put in your personal information, upload your physician certification form, and pay the appropriate state fee. It may take 1-2 weeks before you receive an email from the state. If your application is accepted and approved, you will need to print your card and keep it with you. Congratulations!
You can access your Patient or Caregiver Identification Card via your Missouri Medical Marijuana Program Registry account (MMMP). Registered patients and caregivers are required to have their ID card available when purchasing or in possession of medical marijuana. You will NOT receive a card from DHSS or MMMP, you must follow the steps below in order to download and print your license.
At Doc Doobie, an appointment for a Physician's Certification Form is $100. If you want us to complete the Missouri state application for you, the fee is an additional $50. This does NOT include the State of Missouri's fee. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service fees are $25.58 for the patient or caregiver license and $102.30 for the patient cultivator license. All of the state fees are subject to change without notice, however we will do our best to keep this updated.
Medical cannabis is a promising alternative for treating chronic pain and has grown into a trusted alternative for individuals suffering on a daily basis. Research has shown that THC is an effective pain reliever for cancer patients, individuals with pain related to the nervous system, migraines/headaches, and arthritis. Scientist have found that marijuana lacks the toxic side effects found in many traditional pain medicines.
Evidence suggests that cannabinoids are effective against nausea/vomiting caused by chemotherapy and pain associated with cancer.
Some studies on cancer cells suggest that cannabinoids may either slow down the growth of or kill some types of cancer.
In June 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of a medication containing cannabidiol (CBD) to treat two rare, severe, and specific types of epilepsy — called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome — that are difficult to control with other types of medication. Patients with epilepsy who use medicinal marijuana report that the drug is very effective for their seizure control and mood disorders, according to research presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society.
Many PTSD victims have found that cannabis provides more relief than the commonly prescribed medications. The discovery that the ECS (Endocannabinoid System) is involved in the healing process of the mind to “forget” aversive memories seems to offer an explanation as to why it is helpful for this indication. Many studies have found that the patients who use cannabis to treat a range of medical problems including PTSD, anxiety, depression, agitation, and bi-polar disorder had largely improved cognitive performance, reduced clinical symptoms, and anxiety-related symptoms. As well as a reduced use of conventional medications, including opioids, benzodiazepines, and other mood stabilizers/antidepressants.
Nausea and vomiting can occur as a result of a variety of conditions such as acute viral illness (the flu), cancer, cancer chemotherapy or side effects from other medications, radiation treatment, post-operative recovery, motion sickness and poisoning. There is clear evidence-based research that supports the anti-emetic effects of cannabis for persons suffering from nausea and vomiting. The 1999 IOM report, Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base, agreed that the evidence supported the anti-emetic effects of cannabis.
Marijuana/Cannabis has been portrayed as a gateway drug of abuse that leads to the use of and addiction to stronger drugs. The psychoactive effects of cannabis have been cited as a reason it cannot be used as a legitimate medicine. When compared to other drugs of abuse, cannabis does not measure up to the addictive potential of tobacco, alcohol, other illicit drugs, or prescribed medications such as opioids, benzodiazepines, stimulants or barbiturates. Documented medical use of cannabis, anecdotal reports, and new research indicate that rather than a gateway drug to addiction, cannabis holds promise as an exit drug from other drug addictions. Cannabis is a drug and has indications and contraindications. People with psychotic disorders probably should not use cannabis. As with any drug, it should be used in the smallest effective dose.