Medical cannabis clinic opens in North Port

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NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - South Sarasota County's second medical cannabis clinic has officially opened it's doors. The new office is the first of its kind in North Port.   

The Med Spa, which is an organic healing clinic, is run by Dr. Nagy Farag, who is a long time ER doctor and orthopedic surgeon. Even before the medical cannabis, they were trying to help their patients by using all-natural methods.

Dr. Farag said he started seeing a lot of patients come in who have chronic pain and illness, but weren't having any success treating them with normal pain medications.

"I found that the people need it for some pain management because their chronic disease. I searched around and couldn't find anything like that. So, they needed it badly in this area," said Dr. Farag.

There is another office in the county, the Compassionate Cannabis Clinic, in Venice. The City of North Port  will hold a second reading on an ordinance allowing not only the offices but dispensaries, which will actually house the cannabis.