Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD


Presentation Title 1

Introduction to Medical Cannabis: An Overview of How it Works and Treatment Opportunities 

Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, Medical Director, Coastal Wellness Centers

Abstract 1

Medical cannabis is cannabis and cannabinoids that are recommended by physicians for their patients. The use of cannabis as medicine has not been rigorously tested due to production and governmental restrictions, resulting in limited clinical research to define the safety and efficacy of using cannabis to treat diseases.

In this presentation, Dr. Joseph Rosado will address a group of patients and potential patients discussing The Endocannabinoid System, the difference between CBD from hemp and CBD from cannabis, modes of administration and treatment opportunities for all people interested in using cannabis for their health care needs. 

Presentation Title 2

Alzheimer's/Dementia and Cannabis

Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, Medical Director, Coastal Wellness Centers

Abstract 2

Medical cannabis is one of the natural treatments that people, especially baby boomers, are turning to for symptom relief and disease treatment and it [medical cannabis] has proven to be beneficial for many chronic, degenerative conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. In this presentation, Dr. Joseph Rosado will discuss, what Alzheimer’s disease is, how many people are affected by and die as a result of it, what causes it, how it’s treated “conventionally”, what is in the scientific literature regarding Alzheimer’s disease and cannabis and how to manage/treat AD patients with medical cannabis.


After spending several years in central Florida working as an orderly, then an EMT/Paramedic and Heart Cath Lab technician, Dr. Rosado realized his passion for the medical profession. He started chiropractic school at Life College in Marietta, GA where he graduated cum laude with a BS degree in Clinical Nutrition and a doctor of chiropractic degree. After practicing for several years, he went on to Universidad Central del Este, in San Pedro de Macoris where in 2001 he graduated summa cum laude with his medical degree. In 2005 he completed his MBA in Health Care Management from University of Phoenix, and graduated magna cum laude. In 2018 he became a Diplomate of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine.

Upon completing his medical training, he has worked as a physician, clinic and hospital director, director of the communicable disease division/epidemiology and immunization departments. Presently, Dr. Rosado is the Medical Director of a medical cannabis clinic in Ormond Beach, FL, the president and CEO of International Medical Consultants, the chief medical officer for Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana and International Cannabis Solutions USA.

As an advocate, he was and is on the bureau of speakers for political campaigns and medical cannabis dispensaries/licensed producers. As a clinician he has worked with toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients for the recommendation of and management with medical cannabis. As a speaker/educator, he’s spoken throughout the United States and Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Thailand and Italy. And as an author he has published multiple articles in refereed medical journals, written the bestselling book “Hope and Healing-A Case for Medical Cannabis”, interviewed on Leafly.com and quoted in Rolling Stone magazine.