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Ep 29: Dr. Thomas Rocco - Cannabis Powerfully Taking Over Medicines

Good Dudes Grow

Release Date: 07/05/2021

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Cannabis can be a natural healer to your body and mind, though many would oppose it. Dr. Thomas Rocco, an accomplished medical practitioner, is currently the Medical Director of a Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center, a medical director for hospice in the local area, and many more. Dr. Rocco says, “I honestly knew nothing about Cannabis at all, and there was no real curriculum for medical marijuana at medical schools.” He got into the practice, much to his surprise, and found miracles occurring. Eleven years have passed since he got initiated into this, and he has always enjoyed dealing with patients, answering their queries, and opening up to new learning scopes every day.

Cannabis has been stigmatized for ages on different grounds, and the “stigma is still there.” People need to educate themselves on this to break the stigma. Dr. Rocco has started his CBD website, educating people about the uses of cannabis and its dosage and propagating awareness. He has taken a stand to contribute to the well-being of people as he believes medical marijuana is so much better than a lot of their “prescription drugs.” 

Dr. Rocco admits, “I truly believe that the CBD is the medical part of it, THC is two, but it's that hybrid of it that gives you the best medical effects.” In this episode of Good Dudes Grow, Gary and Dr. Rocco dig into various misconceptions of CBD and medical marijuana, its future, and benefits, how they can be a natural cure to multiple health issues, and primarily educate people on dosage and purchase of the product. Tune in for an enlightening episode to take holistic care of life and lead a life full of zest.


What you will learn:

  • How Dr. Rocco landed up in cannabis continued his practice comfortably, much against the notion of being called a “drug doctor”.
  • How he had successfully applied the practice on kids and how he educated his patients on this.
  • Why Dr. Rocco feels that dosing is one of the essential parts of the education in his practice of medical marijuana, CBD, THC.
  • What the biggest roadblock to CBD and medical marijuana practice is and how to overcome it.
  • And much more!


Favorite Quote:

“The side effects of CBDs in comparison to prescription drugs are so much less. Hopefully, in our lifetime, Medical Marijuana will be a prescription medication.”


  • Dr. Thomas Rocco



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Gary Roberts is the founder and CEO of Pure Body Zen, a company based not only around creating and selling high-quality CBD products, but one that is on a mission to change the landscape on how mental health and addiction are treated. Gary has founded a non-profit called Promises Recovery Centers for those who need it as well as creating the first-ever educational training facility for Physicians, Therapists, and Mental Health advocates using innovative therapeutics like psilocybin, Mdma, and LSD.

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