The NuggMD Promise

We tirelessly pursue cannabis knowledge, so you have the best, most up to date information available.

The science of cannabis is still a work in progress.
In fact, it’s barely just begun. 

Finding reliable information about cannabis is hard. Between budtenders, friends, and even speaking with your primary care physician, you’re constantly at risk of being misinformed.

For decades, we’ve had to rely mostly on anecdotal evidence to make our judgments about the efficacy of cannabis to help improve people’s lives. But over time and with a lack of clinical research to back it up, anecdotal evidence gets convoluted and is often promoted as undeniable fact. 

We believe patients deserve better, and since our founding in 2015 we’ve held ourselves to the highest standards when recruiting physicians, journalists, and legal experts to join our team. It’s because of this network of passionate professionals that NuggMD goes beyond content creation and is able to conduct proactive surveillance for updates in the cannabis healthcare ecosystem.

Meet Our Doctors

Each with extensive experience in helping patients understand and use cannabis, our network of physicians not only provide online evaluations for patients across the country, but serve a vital function in ensuring the accuracy of our content via a Medical Review.

Meet Our Doctors

Meet Our Doctors

Each with extensive experience in helping patients understand and use cannabis, our network of physicians not only provide online evaluations for patients across the country, but serve a vital function in ensuring the accuracy of our content via a Medical Review.

Megan Pruitt

FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Megan Pruitt, FNP-BC is a family nurse practitioner.  She graduated from University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio with a Masters in Science of Nursing.  She has over 8 years of emergency medicine experience.  She is passionate about the quality of life medical marijuana can provide to patients. She is proud to be a part of the advances in healthcare and technology that allows patients and healthcare professional to connect via telemedicine.  In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor living, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband.

Joshua Persaud

MD

Anesthesiology and Pain Management

Dr. Joshua Persaud is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Practices Pain Management in both New York and New Jersey. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine, then did his training at the University of Miami and fellowship at Duke University. In his free time, Dr. Persaud is a world renowned fantasy football athlete, twice defeating Dr. Choxi. He also enjoys watching quality television, including the Bachelor and Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Dr. Ankeet Choxi

MD

Anesthesiology and Pain Management

Dr. Ankeet Choxi is an Anesthesiologist with specialized training in Pain Management.  He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN.  Following medical school, he completed his residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Miami and his fellowship training in pain management at New York University (NYU)--Langone Health.  With a focus on pain management, Dr. Choxi is passionate about helping provide patients with access to medical marijuana to assist in staying off of opiate medications and avoiding major surgery.  Dr.  Choxi has authored numerous articles in research areas such as pain management, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and anesthesiology.  Additionally, Dr. Choxi has presented several Grand Round presentations on the benefits of medical marijuana at various academic institutions.  Dr. Choxi enjoys traveling, cooking, and is a huge sports fan.

Antonio Abreu

DNP, ARNP, NP-C

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Antonio Abreu, DNP, ARNP, NP-C is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2012. He then received his Masters of Science in Nursing Healthcare Systems Leadership in 2016 and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2017 and is currently a Board Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner by the Florida Board of Nursing and mutiple other states. Antonio is currently an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), The Nurse Practitioner Council of Palm Beach County, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Antonio is fluent in English and Spanish. He enjoys working in the Urgent Care environment and has a passion for assessing, diagnosing and managing acute illnesses, common conditions, as well as, preventative medicine. He also has a passion for innovative technology such as computers, electric vehicles, medical devices and more. Antonio enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Joshua Persaud

MD

Anesthesiology and Pain Management

Dr. Joshua Persaud is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Practices Pain Management in both New York and New Jersey. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine, then did his training at the University of Miami and fellowship at Duke University. In his free time, Dr. Persaud is a world renowned fantasy football athlete, twice defeating Dr. Choxi. He also enjoys watching quality television, including the Bachelor and Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Dr. Ankeet Choxi

MD

Anesthesiology and Pain Management

Dr. Ankeet Choxi is an Anesthesiologist with specialized training in Pain Management.  He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN.  Following medical school, he completed his residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Miami and his fellowship training in pain management at New York University (NYU)--Langone Health.  With a focus on pain management, Dr. Choxi is passionate about helping provide patients with access to medical marijuana to assist in staying off of opiate medications and avoiding major surgery.  Dr.  Choxi has authored numerous articles in research areas such as pain management, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and anesthesiology.  Additionally, Dr. Choxi has presented several Grand Round presentations on the benefits of medical marijuana at various academic institutions.  Dr. Choxi enjoys traveling, cooking, and is a huge sports fan.

Industry Advisors

The medical and legal landscape for cannabis is constantly changing. New regulations, research, and technology shift almost daily. To ensure the accurate education of our patients and readers, NuggMD enlists the help of highly qualified health journalists and legal consultants to review each piece of content.

Industry Advisors

Meet Our Doctors

The medical and legal landscape for cannabis is constantly changing, with new state and local regulations, clinical research, and changes happening almost daily. To ensure the accurate education of our patients and readers, NuggMD enlists the help of highly qualified health journalists and legal consultants. They conduct research, comb through data, and review content to provide added confidence to the accuracy of NuggMD content.

Debbie Tharp

Law Student

Legal Researcher & Writer

Family Nurse Practitioner

Deb Tharp is a cannabis activist, consultant, and writer. She began her cannabis activism at the age of 18, helping local candidates campaign door-to-door in the Midwest. Little did she know that the plant would save her husband's life a decade later. After watching him recover 60 pounds to his skeletal frame in a matter of months, she was convinced that the war on weed must end.

She ran for State Assembly in 2010 while completing her bachelor's degree at University of California, Irvine. She was publicly arrested while gathering signatures for a cannabis ballot initiative in Orange County. She fired back at the county by qualifying Measure CC in Santa Ana. In the following years, she authored, qualified and helped to qualify over a dozen local legalization ballot initiatives across the state. She currently writes for Nugg, while pursuing her law degree at Taft Law School and will graduate in 2021.

Kamau Olatunji

Cannabis Niche Expert

Writer

Family Nurse Practitioner

Kamau Olatunji's love for cannabis dates back to the hazy summer days of adolescence. After watching dozens of childhood friends fall victim to the war on drugs, Kamau knew he wanted to be on the right side of history and change the associated stigma through entrepreneurship and storytelling. After his first unsuccessful cannabis venture at 19, Kamau completed an intensive-startup bootcamp program and launched a career into marketing. Kamau has since executed campaigns for multi-million dollar events, grown social media accounts to reach millions, and taken empty brands and turned them into communities. Kamau Writes for Nugg.com, the nation's largest online cannabis marketplace, as he helps to mold the new narrative of cannabis in this country.

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