Dr. Hart’s interest in medicinal cannabis began when he saw patients in his clinical
practice who could not get adequate relief from many traditional medications for common medical conditions.
In April 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario to open a cannabis clinic. Due to the dramatic success that patients have reported from using cannabis as medicine, Dr. Hart founded the Readytogo Clinic in 2016. This is where Dr. Hart treats patients with medical cannabis 4-5/days a week (To book an appointment, click here
While Dr. Hart continues to treat patients, his primary focus has shifted to correcting the medicinal cannabis education gap currently seen within the medical community. Dr. Hart has been a keynote speaker for several Continuing Medical Education events throughout Ontario.
His outspoken stance on medicinal marijuana has landed him on a variety of media outlets. He has discussed the uses of medicinal cannabis on CTV news, Rogers TV, CBC national radio and the Toronto Star.
Dr. Hart is also a member of PMC (Practitioners for Medicinal Marijuana). Their mission statement is as follows: “PMC is a network of affiliated specialists and general practitioners committed to best possible patient care, including the informed use of cannabis and cannabis-derived medicines.
There is a growing body of scientific evidence regarding the medicinal use of cannabis that describes the biochemistry and physiology of cannabinoid interactions, that attests to the clinical benefits of cannabis in a variety of medical conditions. The collective clinical experience of the participants of PMC provides further compelling empirical evidence of the positive impact of cannabis on the quality of life of many patients whose severe or disabling symptoms are not sufficiently alleviated by more conventional treatments.
PMC fosters professional awareness of all aspects of cannabis in patient care.
Dr. Hart attended the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids held
in Toronto (2014-2018), an annual seminar on cannabis recognized by the University of Toronto for continuing education medical credits.
While Dr. Hart does not believe that medical marijuana is a “cure for all”, he does believe given its excellent safety profile (compared to many other common medications) and demonstrated efficacy, it can be an invaluable alternative to many commonly prescribed drugs.