“My First Patient” by Dr. Franjo Grothenhermen
Dr. Franz-Josef Grothenhermen M.D. graduated summa cum laude in medicine from the University of Cologne. Throughout his career as a medical doctor, he has specialized in internal medicine and surgery, with a special focus on naturopathic treatment strategies. Due to a rare medical condition he developed in 1992, he was left with no other option but to end this path and work from bed, as a rare blood vessel disease affected his entire cardiovascular system, limiting his every day mobility.
In the past 25 years, he has accomplished a well respected name in the medical cannabis field. He is also the founder and chairman of the German Association for cannabis as Medicine (ACM) as well as the founder and executive director of the International Association for cannabinoid medicine (IACM).
Now, a specialist and advocate in medical cannabis, he practices as a physician, guiding and educating patients about the medical values cannabis and cannabinoids have. He has written several books and articles on the therapeutic potential, pharmacology and toxicology of cannabinoids and is continuously working on further projects.