Dr Dan Cannabis Doctor

Empowering your medical decisions

Do you have questions about how to get the most out of medicinal Cannabis to help you with your physical, mental and emotional challenges? 

Discover the latest treatments and get personalized advice from Dr Daniel Price MD, Consulting Physician and leading expert in the field of medical Cannabis. Dr Dan conducts consultations online.

Hi! I am Dr Dan,

My mission is to empower you to make better health decisions. I do so by helping you understand more deeply the medical Cannabis, based on scientific research.

During our consultation, we discuss your specific health challenges and history. Then I make a recommendation of specific strains and formulations of medical Cannabis that would likely be most effective for reaching your physical, mental and emotional health goals.

I have consulted with over 15,000 patients regarding the use of medical Cannabis, and I can help you maximize the benefits and avoid or minimize any side effects. I pioneered telemedicine for Cannabis and conduct all my consultations and educational sessions online using confidential HIPPA-compliant video (Zoom, FaceTime or Skype).

Once the COVID-19 quarantine is lifted, I am also available to speak to groups in person. If you are a health practitioner, medical organization, or a support group for Veterans, Alzeimer’s patients, Autism, opioid addiction, or other medical or mental health conditions, reach out to me on this site and we will schedule an educational session at your organization.

Together, we can make a difference!
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“I had the best possible experience with Dr Dan today. He is truly AWESOME - both in his knowledge of the plant and as a person. He immediately made me feel comfortable and safe in his presence. I would highly recommend Dr Dan.. Wonderful doctor. Wonderful human being.”
Cami
Fair Oaks
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Cannabis medicine Treatments

Medical & Mental Health Conditions

Medical Cannabis can be used to treat a variety of medical and mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, insomnia, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, epilepsy, PTSD and opiod addiction – and more!

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Autism spectrum disorder is one of the most challenging disorders of childhood, for kids and for families. Clinical research of cannabis is showing promise for helping improve cognitive development and social interactions. Cannabis can ease episodes of rage and agitation, and improve mood, appetite and sleep. If you want to try cannabis treatment for your autistic child, I’m here to help you do it safely.

If you or someone you love suffers from seizures, you know how disruptive they can be. About 30% of the time, epilepsy is unable to be controlled by pharmaceutical medications. CBD rich cannabis can help some people with epilepsy to decrease the frequency and intensity of their seizures. I can help guide you in your search for a dose and formulation that works for your seizures.

Opioids are highly addictive, and it’s no wonder a lot of people who begin using them for acute pain wind up using them chronically and developing a dependence on them. Getting off opioids is challenging, but cannabis can help you wean off by providing a substitute pain reliever and decreasing cravings by working with your body’s natural opioid system. I will team up with you to help you formulate a workable plan to break free from opioid addiction.

If someone in your life suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you know it can be extremely difficult not only for the patient, but also for their families and caregivers. Preclinical evidence suggests that cannabis can slow the progress of dementia, as well as treat some of the accompanying symptoms such as agitation, poor appetite, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression. My goal is to help you find the optimal holistic solution to achieve a better quality of life for everyone involved.

Cancer starting in any part of the body can be devastating. THC and CBD components of the cannabis plant have been studied in cancer cell cultures and animals. Research has found that THC and CBD promote self-destruction of cancer cells (apoptosis), decrease the spread of tumor cells, and to impair the formation of new blood vessels, thereby cutting off their blood supply and inhibiting tumor growth. Both CBD and THC are also powerful weapons in the fight against pain, and the nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy. Whatever your goals in using cannabis for your cancer treatment are, I can help you create a personalized treatment plan to maximize the benefits and minimize any side effects.

If you suffer from anxiety, you probably know that it comes in many forms. Fortunately cannabis shows promise for many causes of anxiety, including PTSD. Microdosing THC, CBD, and terpenes, the scent-producing molecules found in a cannabis plant such as myrcene and linalool (also found in lavender) are known to have relaxing properties and can be as effective as benzodiazapines (e.g. Valium, Ativan, Xanax) without the dangerous side effects and high potential for addiction. My goal is to help you address your anxiety effectively in a way that fits with your goals and lifestyle without harmful side effects.

Are you suffering from Insomnia? You are not alone. At least 25% of Americans reported problems with sleep. Fortunately, this is an area where cannabis as a therapy really shines. One of the components of cannabis, THC, stimulates the secretion of melatonin in the brain and can help you get to sleep more quickly and sleep longer with fewer interruptions. Another component of cannabis, CBD, can help relieve anxiety that may impair sleep and help decrease negative dreams or nightmares in conditions such as PTSD. I can help you find a cannabis solution that works well for you personally, so you can wake up feeling rested, rejuvenated and clear-headed.

If you or your loved one is suffering from depression, you know how draining and debilitating it can be. THC and terpenes in a cannabis plant, such as limonene and linalool, can elevate mood. CBD can act as a mood stabilizer preventing low mood swings. I will work with you to find a form of cannabis-based formulation, as part of a comprehensive treatment strategy, to help lift depression without unwanted effects of THC.

If you have chronic pain due to inflammatory conditions, injury or neuropathy, cannabis may be something to consider. Multiple compounds within the cannabis plant have anti-inflammatory properties and can interrupt pain signals at multiple points en route to and within the brain. Cannabis also interacts with the body’s opioid receptors. Together we can explore ways to change the character and intensity of your pain. When used under proper medical guidance, cannabis not only treats pain, but can reduce the need for opioids. I can help you navigate through the process of gradually reducing or eliminating the use of opioids, while effectively treating pain with cannabis without the danger of dependency, or addiction because cannabis rarely causes withdrawal.

PTSD is a particularly challenging form of acute anxiety in which people relive traumatic experiences and exist in a state of hypervigilance. Cannabis can help calm the “fight or flight” reactions triggered while awake and decrease night terrors while dreaming. I will join you in quest for the better mental health you deserve by formulating a custom, cannabis-based treatment plan.

Medical Consultations

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Dr Dan gives medical consultations online using confidential HIPPA-compliant video (Zoom, FaceTime or Skype)

Dr. Dan pioneered telemedicine for Cannabis consultations and has treated over 15,000 patients.

Every consultation results in a tailored treatment plan based on your specific medical and mental health condition. 

Dr Dan advises on the best formulations to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life. 

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“I had an excellent evaluation with Dr. Dan Price. He was respectful, knowledgeable, thorough and patient. He clearly knew his stuff and was able to make very specific recommendations for my chemo. I am thrilled I found him as I can now rest easier...”
Lola
San Francisco
5/5
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Consultations with Dr Dan

Medical Consultation for your specific condition

Dr Dan will connect with you online via confidential HIPPA-compliant video (Zoom, FaceTime or Skype), where he will listen to you and ask important questions to best understand your condition and determine the best treatment.

Personalized detailed Treatment Plan

Dr Dan will make a formal assessment of your condition and draw on his extensive knowledge of medical cannabis to formulate a detailed personalized treatment plan for you, that would be most effective and safe. He will then go over it with you and also send it in a followup email.

Official Doctor’s Letter of Recommendation

Save money. Dr Dan can provide California residents with a Doctor’s Letter of Recommendation – you can then apply for a State of California medical Cannabis card (MMIC) which allows you to avoid paying sales and use taxes when purchasing medical Cannabis.

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“I had a video conference with Dr. Dan Price... and I was educated, comforted, and very impressed by the entire process. Dr. Dan asked a million questions (a good thing!), many of which my internist had never asked. He spent a long time with me and provided me with a letter of recommendation to obtain the products. He gave me very specific instructions about which items to purchase and their effects. During the entire time I felt as if I were his only patient. He was empathetic, realistic, engaged, and has a sense of humor. Frankly, I wish he was my primary physician.”
Earline
San Francisco
5/5
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Dr Dan speaks at CGLA on the latest scientific research on Cannabis-based medicine

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Speaking & Educational Sessions

Dr. Dan speaks at hospitals, medical groups, dispensaries, veterans organizations and disease-specific support groups. He is passionate about sharing his deep knowledge of cannabis-based medicine and the latest scientific research and case studies, through engaging educational sessions tailored to your organization (currently online only).

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“My experience with Dr. Dan Price was incredible. He is patient, thorough, incredibly well-informed, and has a kind, caring compassionate manner about him. He takes obvious pride in his work (as he should) and clearly is doing this because he cares about the medicine and his patients, not just to make a quick buck. He answered all my questions well, was very generous with his time, and I never felt rushed. The whole thing felt very personalized, and he had some great recommendations for treating different conditions of mine. He even emailed me detailed notes of all the recommendations he made, with links to further reading... This is what cannabis medicine should be."
Michael,
Albany
5/5
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About Dr Dan

Dr. Dan Price MD trained in emergency medicine at the University of California Davis and did a fellowship in air medical transport and trauma at Oregon Health & Science University. He worked as an academic physician at AHS Highland Hospital & Trauma Center in Oakland, California for 14 years.

Dr Dan and has authored over 40 scholarly publications and worked in emergency environments in under-resourced settings in Africa, Latin America and Asia. He also helped found Mobile Medical Media LLC which developed medical education resources for mobile devices. 

Dr. Dan’s interest in medical Cannabis arose from his own experience with back pain after an athletic injury and from seeing patients in the ER who could’ve been safely helped by medical Cannabis, but instead were only prescribed pharmaceutical medications, often with limited efficacy and potentially severe side effects. 

Dr. Dan helped pioneer “house call” and telemedicine Cannabis consultations with MeadowMD in San Francisco where he has treated over 15,000 patients. 

Dr. Dan served as Medical Director at Tikun Olam USA, the US subsidiary of the largest medical Cannabis provider in Israel. He is now a Consulting Physician helping to advance the science of medical Cannabis at Tikun Olam and independently. 

Dr Dan delivers medical consultations and educational sessions online.  

Dr Dan Speaking about Cannabis Medicine and treatment of PTSD for Veterans
Dr Dan speaking at UCI California about Cannabis-based medicine and Veterans PTSD
Dr Dan Keynote Speaker at CannaGather LA
Dr Dan keynote speaker at Cannagather LA on the latest scientific research with medicinal Cannabis
Dr Dan Speaking about Cannabis Medicine and Research for Cancer Treatments
Dr Dan speaking at UCI California about medicinal Cannabis and Cancer treatments
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