Josh Fitzgerald, Pharmacist in Charge at Deseret Wellness in Provo.
We are so excited to welcome a very special guest — Josh Fitzgerald — to Discover Marijuana season 2! Josh is Pharmacist in Charge at Deseret Wellness’ Provo location. He’ll be joining Tim & Blake this season to give a fresh perspective on Medical Cannabis in the Utah space and beyond. Get to know Josh and his relationship with Medical Marijuana in this brief clip from an interview on Tim’s podcast, Utah in the Weeds. To listen to the full conversation, click here: https://youtu.be/Nsaregsi-kI
Josh began his career working as a department store pharmacy tech before getting his degree from Midwestern University. He returned to that pharmacy after graduation in 2001, becoming the staff pharmacist. In this clip, Josh talks about how he was really turned off by the opioid crisis of the early 2000s, and that he wished there were some other way to alleviate pain without pushing pills.
What finally made him decide to investigate Medical Cannabis was an interaction with a young epilepsy patient. Josh acknowledged that he may be able to reduce her seizures with Medical Cannabis, and the rest is history. He applied to become a cannabis pharmacist in Utah and has been Pharmacist in Charge at Deseret Wellness ever since.
About Discover Marijuana:
We know that medical cannabis is new to most of us and that many of us have questions. Even though CBD has been widely accepted across the country, many are still left wondering about it. Discover Marijuana is all about getting you the information you need to dispel the myths and allow you to know the options you have when looking into plant-based medicine.
Tim Pickett, a Utah QMP and founder of http://utahmarijuana.org, meets with patients daily to recommend medical cannabis. Having a certain CBD dosage on hand as you ease into this treatment is highly recommended, especially if you are unfamiliar or made uncomfortable by the euphoric head high that comes with cannabis. CBD will help to tap that feeling down a bit.
Your other host, Blake Smith, CSO of http://zionmedicinal.com, a Utah CBD and cannabis company, has studied cannabis and the endocannabinoid system for years, and it shows. While Tim takes over how to use CBD, THC, and loads of other cannabinoids to help different ailments, Blake will explain WHY CBD works for Parkinson’s, pain, seizures, etc. for a full spectrum view of your treatment. We believe this will help patients take control of their own healthcare — something that hasn’t been possible in many other areas.
For more information on getting a Utah Medical Marijuana card or Utah marijuana laws, visit https://utahmarijuana.org. Learn more about cannabis strains available in Utah at https://zionmedicinal.com.
Find a Medical Cannabis pharmacy near you at https://deseret-wellness.com.