We are committed to helping people get on track to ensure compliance with state law and help them receive a state Medical Marijuana Card as quickly as possible. Come visit us and get to know our local and friendly staff, which includes medical marijuana experts, doctors and a great patient care team.
The Liberate team in Venice are experienced, knowledgeable, caring professionals who will treat you with respect and who know how to get results fast!
Peggy Benzing, D.O.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Benzing is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has served the Venice and Englewood area for 20 years. She believes that optimal health and function requires attention to the patient as an individual, adhering to the basic principles of empathy and knowledge. She is a long time medical marijuana advocate and has recently dedicated her full time practice to the study and treatment of patients who could benefit from medical cannabis. She has established Liberate Physicians of Venice to serve the local community.
Julie is a lifelong Venetian. She is married with three grown sons, a dog and a cat. She attended State College of Florida. She worked in banking and insurance before moving to health care, working for 13 years specializing in mental health. In 2018, a family member became MMJ certified, and she was impressed with the positive effects that cannabis offered. She changed her career path, is excited to spread the word about medical marijuana and to help others get legal.