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As our ancestors evolved in prehistoric times, early human beings likely recognized that a profound relationship exists between plants and health. Ancient healers were among the earliest of civilizations’ most accomplished botanists, and would have been poorly regarded if they failed to keep their plants alive. Without horticultural knowledge and the ability to sustain plant-derived remedies, healers would lose their formulary and most certainly would have failed at their craft.

With the rapid advancement of both agricultural and healthcare science supporting botanical medicine development, a deep understanding of these relationships is more important than ever before.

Led by Jeffrey S. Block, MD, a Board Certified anesthesiologist, world-class horticulturist and naturalist, our interdisciplinary team focuses on advanced protocols to extend the science of plant-based therapies into better healthcare outcomes.

Based in Miami, Florida USA, this collaborative consultancy applies translational science models through six sigma metrics to enhance quality improvement processes to derive measurable outcomes. Translational science (also referred to as “translational medicine”) is a discipline within biomedical and public health research that aims to improve the health of individuals and the community by “translating” findings into diagnostic tools, medicines, procedures, policies and education. It is a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach that endeavors to translate new research and technology into practical ways that benefit community health in the safest and most efficient way possible.

Through extensive affiliations and the academic outreach required to stay abreast with the developing expertise within the botanical medicine industry, Dr. Block encounters extraordinarily qualified individuals that can effectively fill specific roles involved with the education, research, production, processing, and dispensing aspects of an organization. These sensibilities extend themselves to solving problems to help guide responsible legislation that determine intelligent public health policy.




“Seeking relief from the physical, psychological or spiritual symptoms of disease is an instinctual force of human nature, and contributes to medicinal use:
The treatment of intolerable symptoms is an honorable task that society bestows upon its healers to provide humane relief.”



This statement reflects our current bioethical thought position, and provides a philosophical guiding light essential to proactive physician education regarding endocannabinoid medicine. As we strive to remain compliant within each State’s legislative guidelines, our consultancy acknowledges and respects the current challenges imposed under Federal prohibition.

Nurturing Nature offers evidence-based scientific services to advance endocannabinoid research within the practice of integrative medicine. We bring decades of strategic planning and risk management expertise to individuals, organizations or businesses seeking tomorrow’s agriculturally sustainable methods today.

We emphasize physician education, human clinical trial translational research, best practice sustainable growth horticulture, pharmaceutical grade processing, and therapeutic distribution with patient education as quality assurance measures for Cannabis (“Marijuana”) patients in need of safe and efficient compassionate care.

Events / News

24 February

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine Resident Physician Lecture

Dr. Block will speak on “Facts VS Fiction Surrounding Medical Marijuana: Endocannabinoid Science’s Changing Perspectives” Dr. Block reviews the Cannabis plant’s documented ethnobotanical co-evolution along with human beings.  In light of recent discoveries in the endocannabinoid sciences while under Federal prohibition, new bioethical considerations confronting its controversial contemporary use and abuse will be discussed.

19 November

“The Kampong” 2015-16 Annual Lecture Series

Dr. Block will be this month’s invited guest lecturer.  This engaging talk will appeal to both health care providers and agriculturists alike: “Insights Into the Use of Botanical Medicines for Modern Patient Care” will explore the science behind plant-based therapies that provide better healthcare outcomes. A cocktail reception is offered at 6:30pm followed by the talk. 4013

21 May

Patients Out of Time – May 21-23

“Patients Out of Time” May 21-23 The Premier Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics Dr.Block speaking at Patients Out of Time

Recent Publications and Videos Featuring Dr. Block

The Botanical Medicine of Cannabinoids, By Jeffrey S. Block, MD. (Published: Florida Department of Health November, 2014)
Dr. Block Podcast 2015 Interview - Cannabis and other Medicinal Plants
Dr. Block Podcast 2015 Interview - Anethesia and Botanical Medicine