Testimonial Guide

Welcome to our testimonial guide. AT MMTC of Florida we have been excited to see the difference medical marijuana has made in many of our patient’s lives. Please take this opportunity to share your story about the impact medical marijuana has made on your life. Your story will help others on a similar journey and can make a positive impact on someone else’s life.

While writing about your experience with medical cannabis, consider the following:

INTRODUCTION

Tell us a little about you and your lifestyle

ADVICE FOR OTHERS

What would you say to patients who are thinking about trying medical marijuana for their conditions but are still skeptical?

MEDICAL PAST & PRESENT

What conditions are you managing with medical marijuana, when were you diagnosed, and how have you dealt with those conditions in the past?

BACKGROUND

What is your occupation? When you started to experience symptoms of your conditions, was your occupation impacted?

MEDICAL CANNABIS EXPERIENCE

How long have you been treated with medical marijuana, and how has your ability to function changed? Do you spend your time differently?

WHY CANNABIS?

What made you start with medical marijuana? Did you have any feelings towards or misconceptions about medical marijuana before you had this personal experience?

PROVIDERS & PROFESSIONALS

Which physician did you see at your appointments, and was the experience what you expected? Have you tried other medical marijuana providers?

BEFORE & AFTER

What impact has medical marijuana had on your life? Has the condition for which you are being treated improved, and what effect have you seen on your quality of life?

LAWS & REGULATIONS

How do you feel about the current laws governing medical marijuana in Florida, and in the United States in general?

Submit a Testimonial

By submitting this account of your experience, you agree to let MMTC publish this testimonial and the accompanying information publicly, with the exception of your email.

Testimonial Examples

Navigate through the following tabs to see written examples of MMTC patient testimonials. For tips and answers to common questions about writing a testimonial, see the FAQ below.

Video testimonials are uploaded to the MMTC Testimonial playlist on YouTube.

Barbara, 74
– 6 months on medical cannabis
– Parkinson’s, chronic pain, debilitating tremor
– Previously treated with opioids, epilepsy medication, physical therapy

“I studied biology and plant pathology, and I was a nurse. I met Dr. Dorn when we worked in hospice together. I have Parkinson’s, chronic pain in my back, and a tremor which runs in our family. It affects my voice, my jaw, my hands, my head. And in the past I’ve tried medications. I could have drunk alcohol heavily, that usually helps, but that wasn’t an option for me for obvious reasons. It got to the point where the tremor prevented me from drawing blood, drawing up medications, feeding myself without embarrassment, and so forth and so on.

I thought CBD oil might help, because it’s used for children with seizures, and I had been taking a seizure medicine. It’s only been about 6 months but it really seems to be working. At first I didn’t know that it was helping that much better, but then I ran out for almost two weeks and realized, “oh my back hurts worse, my hands shake worse.” So I realized it was helping a great deal more than then I had appreciated. I encourage people to try medical cannabis, because it might even benefit them more than me. I tend to be resistant to things.”

This text is adapted from a transcript of this video testimonial.

Russ, 39
– 4 months on medical cannabis
– PTSD, severe physical trauma to back
– Previously treated with mood stabilizers

“My name’s Russ, I’m 39 years old. I’m in Florida working on my paramedic degree. I did 14 years in the military. In 2008 I got blown up by an IED, broke my back. I handled the pain and PTSD with drugs and alcohol, and it got bad. So we went to the VA and they filled me full of pills. That’s when we looked into getting my service dog, Ellie.

I took 9-10 pills in the morning and another handful like that every night. Since I’ve come here, I don’t take any of those pills in the morning. I do take some nighttime pills, but I don’t take mood stabilizers like I had to. I’ve been treated with medical cannabis four months, and it has made a huge change.

I came to Dr. Dorn, and it seemed like I already had known him. I think the the best thing is, if I had any questions at all, he would answer them.

I do not have to swallow ten pills every morning, I love that, and it keeps me calm. It used to be if I didn’t take my morning pills on time, my wife would notice the difference within 45 minutes. Now she didn’t even know I hadn’t needed it or been taking it for the last month.”

This text is adapted from a transcript of this video testimonial.

Emily, 32
– 6 months on medical cannabis
– Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, shrinking lung syndrome
– Previously treated with fentanyl, oxycontin, ativan

“My name is Emily, I’m 32, and I’ve always been a nurse by trade. I had seen some limited use of medical cannabis with hospice patients, and really saw the pain management differences and how their quality of life improved. It opened my mind to possibilities with myself.

I’m treated for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and shrinking lung syndrome. I was initially diagnosed at age 16 and went with pretty traditional treatments up until [6 months ago]. I couldn’t function well enough to play with my 7-year-old son, or spend time with family and friends. I was on some pretty heavy-duty pain medicine.

With the medical cannabis and coming off of all the narcotics and opioids, I’m able to function as more so myself these days. My pulmonary function tests have changed drastically. My diffusion capacity went from 0.14% to about 85% within the last year, so we’re hoping to get me back to work within the next year depending on how this process goes.

I was nervous going in, and I saw Dr. Dorn, and it was just a wonderful experience. My pain levels and such will go up as I’m needing the medication, but there aren’t any withdrawals or bad side effects. I don’t get shaky, I don’t get chills, I don’t get nauseous, like I would with the oxycontin or the fentanyl. I’m much more able to do the things that I want to do, rather than being drugged out all the time and not feeling up to doing anything.”

This text is adapted from a transcript of this video testimonial.

While writing about your experience with medical cannabis, consider the following:

INTRODUCTION

Tell us a little about you and your lifestyle

ADVICE FOR OTHERS

What would you say to patients who are thinking about trying medical marijuana for their conditions but are still skeptical?

MEDICAL PAST & PRESENT

What conditions are you managing with medical marijuana, when were you diagnosed, and how have you dealt with those conditions in the past?

BACKGROUND

What is your occupation? When you started to experience symptoms of your conditions, was your occupation impacted?

MEDICAL CANNABIS EXPERIENCE

How long have you been treated with medical marijuana, and how has your ability to function changed? Do you spend your time differently?

WHY CANNABIS?

What made you start with medical marijuana? Did you have any feelings towards or misconceptions about medical marijuana before you had this personal experience?

PROVIDERS & PROFESSIONALS

Which physician did you see at your appointments, and was the experience what you expected? Have you tried other medical marijuana providers?

BEFORE & AFTER

What impact has medical marijuana had on your life? Has the condition for which you are being treated improved, and what effect have you seen on your quality of life?

LAWS & REGULATIONS

How do you feel about the current laws governing medical marijuana in Florida, and in the United States in general?

FAQ

How long should a testimonial be?

Please provide a couple of paragraphs so that other patients can learn from your experiences and understand how medical marijuana has impacted your life. Some testimonials may need to be abridged or quoted in part.

How will these be used?

Testimonials will be published on this website, so that it can be a resource for people looking for more reliable accounts of medical marijuana use and the impacts it has on individual lives and named conditions.

Can I submit a testimonial if I’m not a patient with MMTC?

At this time, we are only accepting testimonials from MMTC patients.

How will you use my information?

Your first name (or initials), age, and city are the only personal details that will be published, and we only ask that you provide these so that testimonials aren’t anonymous. Your email will not be published, and you are not required to submit a picture.

Why do you need my picture?

You are not required to submit a picture, but you do have the option. If you choose to attach a picture, it will be shown alongside your testimonial.

Will every testimonial submitted be published?

MMTC does reserve the right to turn away inappropriate content or pictures. Text may be edited for grammar/spelling, and long testimonials may be abridged or quoted in part.

What do I get for submitting a testimonial?

MMTC of Florida would like to thank you for your testimonial.

Questions?

If the FAQ on this page hasn’t given you enough information, send us your question at testimonials@mmtcfl.com