Chicago Parent recently published an article interviewing Dr. Rahul Khare on CBD and special needs asking the question: Should you or shouldn’t you look at cannabis and oils? We’ve included an excerpt from the interview:
Dr. Rahul Khare is the founder of Innovative Wellness, a medical cannabis consulting practice and CBD retail store in Lincoln Park, and an emergency medicine physician at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He works with parents whose children suffer from epilepsy, cerebral palsy, spasticity, traumatic brain injuries and various behavioral disorders. He says he considers himself to be a second stop in the medical journey of a patient, most times after frustrated parents do exhaustive research about additional treatment options for their child.
“Parents might be taking their kids to the best hospitals in the country, but doctors don’t feel comfortable broaching the subject of cannabis or CBD because they aren’t properly educated,” Khare says.
Khare evaluates patients and works closely with parents to help a child obtain a medical marijuana card. Together, they determine the best course of treatment, which may include one or more of the following methods: RSO (oil ingested within the gums), tinctures (liquid under the tongue), balms (rubbed into the skin), patches (absorbed through skin) or edibles (eaten in chocolate or jellybeans).