Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana offers true breakthrough developments in many areas of medicine.

In Pennsylvania, medical marijuana can be prescribed by a certified physician to treat:

Cancer – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – Parkinson’s Disease – Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Epilepsy – Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Ulcerative Colitis – Nueropathies – Huntington’s Disease – Crohn’s Disease – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Intractable Seizures – Glaucoma – Sickle Cell Anemia – Severe Chronic Pain – Autism – And More

The Book

Pot Luck: Why Marijuana is Today’s Medicine is an exploration of the benefits of Marijuana – and the science behind it – for the treatment of a variety of serious illnesses and maladies.

The book is available on Amazon. Interesting enough it was published even before Pennsylvania passed medical cannabis bill when majority of people didn’t know too much about medical aspects of medical cannabis. It features the personal stories of real (and named) American patients and doctors. Pot Luck tells of their struggle with conventional medicine and ultimate success in an often, difficult political, legal, and moral setting. As America slow-marches inevitably toward legalization, it is the patients like those in the book who are driving the legislative progress. Yet, marijuana remains illegal in half of our states denying patients with cancer, Parkinson’s, PTSD, seizures, glaucoma, anxiety, and most important, pain relief. The authors, Mikhail J. Artamonov, M.D. and Richard W. Lewis, write in a spirited, accessible, and optimistic manner, much like the patients they describe.

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About the Authors

Richard W. Lewis


Richard W. Lewis (RL) is a branding guy, marketing strategist, author and professor.

He was the Worldwide Managing Director at TBWA/Chiat/Day on Absolut vodka, responsible for strategy, marketing and creative, globally. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling ABSOLUT BOOK.

RL teaches at New York University, an Honors course he created, “Branding: People, Places & Things.” This course was the launchpad for his book “Why Hire Jennifer? How to Use Branding and Uncommon Sense to Get Your First Job, Last Job, and Every Job in Between.”

RL likes people, is a happy person, and isn’t embarrassed about either.

Dr. Mikhail Artamonov


Dr. Mikhail Artamonov,  referred affectionately and syllable-saving as “Dr. A” has a complex and woven background but is guided by one simple credo: the practice of Good Medicine. He believes that new medical technologies not only make medicine more effective but can actually make it more personal.

He is the visionary and inspiration behind MJA HealthCare. Over 25 years of his non-stop search for the best medical knowledge he became trained in different specialties including Neurology and Physiatry, Anesthesiology and Psychiatry, Internal and Integrative Medicine.  Dr. A is now also Board certified in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine.

Dr. A is licensed to practice in NY, PA, MA, and FL, which makes him a great person to travel with.

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cca883_e3e9c88908fe4c5d9d6d927a7dcf916aABSOLUT BOOK chronicles the birth of the Absolut vodka advertising campaign from 1979. Absolut may be the most awarded ad campaign in history as it set a new benchmark for creativity, versatility, artistry, and a dollop of fun. The author headed the campaign for many years at ad agency TBWA. It was a New York Times bestseller for three months. Available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook in the Apple store.

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cca883_74407ec80bcb492888386464b9d127f2YOUR HEALTH. YOUR WEIGHT. YOUR LIFE. His collaboration with Alexander Goldberg, LAc, explains how our bodies resist our attempts to lose and maintain weight loss and how we can use that knowledge to lead healthier and thinner lives.

cca883_928a8521b3b849b283bacf4d220e4754HEALTH IS EVERYTHING. Dr. A lays out his philosophy of the practice of good medicine and how doctors can lead their patients as guides and companions.