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Holistic MD who founded Florida Marijuana Institute found dead of alleged suicide

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Holistic MD who founded Florida Marijuana Institute found dead of alleged suicide

On Sunday, November 11th, 2018, Dr. Russell T. Bain, newly married and full of life, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. There were no witnesses. From what we have been able to find, little to nothing was written up about him and four days after he died, his funeral services were held.

That’s awfully quick.


Dr. Bain, who had practiced medicine for 27 years,  was the founder of the Florida Medical Marijuana Institute and dispensed CBD oil to his patients (he was legally authorized to prescribe medical marijuana for children and adults with qualifying medical conditions).

“A board-certified pediatrician, Bain, 56, expanded his professional horizons when he encountered patients, young and old, suffering severe pain due to a number of diseases and afflictions for which they already were being treated. Saying the few authorized medical marijuana dispensaries in Florida are at least two months behind in qualifying applicants, Bain explained, “I don’t want these patients to wait. After all, a doctor is supposed to relieve pain and suffering.”1

And Bain believed in CBD because he had seen its results (he also loved that using the oil was part of a holistic approach to medicine) in those he cared for, most of who suffered from “lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, diabetes, anxiety, insomnia or a combination of these, plus chronic pain.”2

In conjunction with CDB treatment, Bain used a Bemer to help his patients manage their pain. (Made in Sweden, approved by the FDA, and used by NASA, the electronic device is a mat you lay on that increases blood flow by 30 percent, which aids in speeding recovery from a “variety of ailments as well as reducing pain, improving energy, strength, cardiac function, and mental acuity, among others.”3)

He is described by his own local paper, Tampa Bay Times, AS holistic. And his own patients of this pediatrician (or parents) stated publicly that he allegedly said his healthiest patients were the unvaccinated.

Our hearts go out to his family and friends. This is a curious case and one we will keep our eyes on.



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On 12/18/2018 at 11:41 PM, whatsfordinar? said:

what is that?  about 50-60 naturopaths/holistic doctors dead in the last 4 years?  something's not right....


 Big drug companies don't like this at all, Just saying.

Thanks BigWave for posting 




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I knew Dr Russel Bain for many years. I can see where someone who didn’t know him would think he’s rude, and arrogant, because Dr Bain had this attitude where he knew he was right about things.  Just matter of fact.  It was so nice to hear Dr Bain singing in the halls when leaving one patient going to the next.  I know it brought a smile to my face.  He seemed always happy, and singing.  He was funny too. 

The only doctor my daughter and I trust. 

He is in my thoughts, and I can’t understand how this could happen to someone who had so much ambition, and was singing everywhere he went.

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