Farmacy Spotlight | Dr. Rachel Knox

Farmacy Spotlight | Dr. Rachel Knox

Farmacy Spotlight | Dr. Rachel Knox

We first met Dr. Rachel Knox in early 2017 when renewing a family member’s medical card. I was really impressed with her bedside manner. She truly cares for her patients and it was evident in the appointment we had with her. Instead of just running us through her office and giving us a card recommendation, she took the time to ask questions about what was bothering the patient and gave other helpful advice for pain management and healing. She also asked about the patient’s diet and activity level, things that are very much a part of what she does in her day to day practice which is in the fields of Family, Integrative and Cannabinoid Medicine.

Dr. Rachel received her medical and business degrees from Tufts University after completing her undergraduate studies at Duke. She’s based out of her family-owned clinic in Tigard, Oregon called the American Cannabinoid Clinics. There other doctors at the clinic are her parents, Dr. Janice MV Knox and Dr. David Knox, and sister, Dr. Jessica Knox; collectively they are TheCannaMds (media entity). They study endocannabinology and apply it to the practice of functional and lifestyle medicine to help people achieve improved health in an integrative way. Dr. Rachel’s philosophy is that healthcare should be a system that promotes health first and treats acute and chronic disease second. Besides just getting a doctor’s recommendation for cannabis, Dr. Rachel aims to fill the gap between what the patient wants to know about treating their ailment with cannabis and the facts. While communicating on ways of administration, the latest scientific research and study, she helps determine which strain would be most effective for each patient.

As the medical chair of the Minority Cannabis Business Association she prides herself on being a woman of color and a small business operator in the cannabis community. “The war on drugs has negatively impacted women and people of color by the prohibition of cannabis.” (Dr. Rachel Knox, 2017) The mission of the MCBA is “To create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs.” (MCBA)

Dr. Knox and family write recommendations at their clinics in Tigard, McMinnville and Medford, but be sure to call her to see when she’s in other Oregon towns.  And once you’re an established patient, renewing your doctor’s recommendation is easy! Telehealth video is offered for people who can’t come into the clinic. Telehealth allows long distance patient/clinician contact and care.

Along with her family, Dr. Knox is a resident medical expert for Weed Horn (@weedhorn), and is currently working on a chatbot called ABBI, the first artificial intelligence to be applied to the cannabis industry. Also look for her at the 2017 Virtual Cannabis Health Summit by Green Flower Media.

Tigard office
Phone: (503) 747-3760
Fax: (503) 747-7405
9900 SW Greenburg Rd Suite #235
Tigard, OR 97223

McMinnville office
Phone: (503) 747-3760
Fax: (503) 747-7405
1900 US 99 Suite B2
​McMinnville, OR 97128

Medford Office
Patients Choice​
Phone: (541) 499-5431
​Fax: (877) 885-9910
1257 N Riverside Ave, Suite 12
​Medford OR, 97501
Instagram: @rachelknoxmd

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmknoxFace
Facebook: @rachelknoxmd

Amy Lee

Amy Lee

Freelance Content Writer & Account Executive for Stoner Magazine/Farmacy Magazine. Amy is a self-espoused earth lover and nature freak, in addition to being a dog lover. She received her degree in horticulture, after years of growing anything and everything, becoming a master gardener. Amy's husband is a medicinal cannabis grower so she gets to apply her talents to assisting him in his endeavors. She loves creating cannabis lotions and creams and is a talented cannabis chef. Amy is mother of 8 and loves the domestic side of life. Besides writing for Stoner or working with cannabis businesses, she loves making friends with others in the cannabis industry.

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