Dr. Hano is a hematologist/medical oncologist having practiced in Pinellas County, Florida for 32 years and retiring in 2015. He has served as an associate medical director with Hospice of the Florida Suncoast for 10 years and was on the board of the American Cancer Society, Pinellas chapter. He served on the staff of several local hospitals, including being Chief of Medicine and Chief of Staff at Largo Medical Center Hospital. He belongs to the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Internists, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and, more recently, the American Association of Cannabis Medicine.
Dr. Hano has witnessed the relief cannabis has provided for patients in legally prescribed forms, dating back to his fellowship in Detroit in the early 80s, when cannabis cigarettes were being used for a brief period of time for chemotherapy induced nausea. He has long felt that cannabis has valid medical uses, with numerous medical papers done over the years confirming this. The side effect profile is superior to numerous currently prescribed medications, especially the opioids/narcotics.
His wife is included in this group, as she is a cancer patient on continued chemotherapy.