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Dr. Sherry Yafai

Sherry Yafai, MD is an Emergency Medicine Physician who has transitioned into Cannabis Based Medicine in 2017. In 2018 she joined the John Wayne Cancer Institute, as an Adjunct Associate Professor. She offers individual counseling and management of medications in a personalized, small private practice.

Dr. Yafai believes in empowering patient to participate in their care. Her approach is direct and action-focused, working with physical therapy, cognitive therapy, as well as traditional medicine. 

the RELEAF institute

2001 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 1170, Santa Monica, California 90404, United States

(310)828-0002 Follow us on Facebook at The Releaf Institute


Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 3:00 pm 

By appointment only. No walk ins. 

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Interested in Cannabis?

Dr. Yafai is Co-Vice President for the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. Please check out their website at for CME on cannabis. 

Cannabis with Cancer

Cannabis use as an adjunct for cancer. Consider use for nausea, peripheral neuropathy, sleep, anxiety and pain. 

Chronic Pain

Consider reducing your narcotic use, gabapentin-like medication or benzodiazapine. 


UCSD is now looking at CBD for a new treatment possibility for patients with anorexia nervosa. 


Often a better solution than Ambien, Lunesta, hypnosedatives and Benadryl (diphenhydramine).


This is limited to IBD, ADHD/Autism and Epilepetic Disorders.