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A Chicago Practice that Empowers their Medical Cannabis Patients

For Dr. Khare, a former Chicago Cubs ER Physician, it’s all about the patients. They inspired him to integrate medical cannabis into his practice. “I had many patients who used only cannabis. When I asked them about their story, they told me how they had come off of opiates or benzos with cannabis,” Khare says. “Then it became legal with medical cannabis, so I started certifying because of all the anecdotal stories. Then my own patients reduced their [dose of] […]

What “Different” Looks Like in Medicine: A Day at Innovative Express Care

Dr. Rahul Khare, CEO and President of Innovative Wellness, has a passion for integrating cannabis into his practice. His phenomenal team of clinicians, right in the heart of Chicago, offers a variety of cutting-edge treatments. From ketamine infusion therapy to medical cannabis consultations and certifications, along with primary care, urgent care, and pain management. Being that his clinic is fairly close to Rush Medical Center, where I do congenital heart disease research during the day, I had the fortune of visiting […]

Rauner Has Signed a Bill Expanding Access to Medical Cannabis in Response to Opioid Epidemic

  Rahul Khare, MD Illinois, a state known for strict medical cannabis laws, just took a major step in easing those regulations and expanding access in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic. IL Governor, Bruce Rauner, has now signed Senate Bill 336 into law, which includes a major provision allowing patients to swap out their opioid narcotic prescriptions for medical cannabis access. Statistics from the IL Department of Health indicate almost 2,200 deaths in 2017 from opioids (up from […]

Medical Cannabis 101

Dr. Khare will be one of the major speakers at Chicago Reader’s Medical Cannabis 101 presentation. Tickets are available below! April 9, 2018 | 6:30-8:30pm (doors open at 5:45pm) mHub | 965 W. Chicago Avenue (map) $20 (light appetizers and beverages will be provided) Want to better understand the science behind medical cannabis? Wondering if you or someone you know could benefit from treatments? Interested in learning how the Illinois legislature approves new conditions for the program? State Senator Don […]

Leafly: Treating Medical Marijuana Patients in Illinois: One Doctor’s Perspective

Medical Marijuana in Illinois Illinois’ medical marijuana pilot program is finally off the ground, with 25 dispensaries now operating in the state. Since the program’s November debut, medical marijuana in Illinois has recorded more than $1 million in sales. Some are worried, though, that the program could be in trouble before it’s had a chance to succeed due to low patient enrollment. Our own Dr. Khare was recently able to sit down with Lisa Rough from Leafly, “The World’s Cannabis Resource” which […]