Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Blog

Can You Use Hemp Salve for Pain?

Can You Use Hemp Salve for Pain?

This might be my shortest blog post ever.  The answer is no.  Or, at least, if you want it to work.  Let me explain.   First, let’s talk about what a hemp salve is.  We need to discuss what is hemp, and what is a salve.  All the...
Social Equity Might Be Paving the Road with Good Intentions

Social Equity Might Be Paving the Road with Good Intentions

I have some concerns that social equity may be yet another Trojan Horse in the efforts toward legalization and the financial rewards it promises.  Just as it has become clear that medical cannabis, while immensely helpful to many patients, has been used as a...
When Should You See a Cannabinoid Specialist?

When Should You See a Cannabinoid Specialist?

The other day my practice got a call from a middle-aged woman who had just been diagnosed with cancer.  After a bit of discussion about how cannabis medicine could be helpful to her, she stated that she really felt well and had no reason to start cannabinoid...
Intoxication Is A Side Effect

Intoxication Is A Side Effect

If I had a nickel for every time a patient said to me, “Doc, give me the kind of weed that won’t get me high,” well, you know the rest.  Similarly, if I had nickels for every time I’ve had a medical colleague say, “medical cannabis...
Top Cannabis Myths, Part 2

Top Cannabis Myths, Part 2

This is the second installment of this Top 10 Myths about cannabis.  Please see the first installment here. As we discussed last time, everyone is talking about cannabis these days.  Unfortunately, this enthusiasm often leads to distortions of the truth in...
Top Cannabis Myths, Part 2

Top Cannabis Myths, Part 1

Cannabis is quite the hot-button topic these days.  Everyone is talking about it!  In many ways, it’s about time, but unfortunately this enthusiasm often leads to distortions of the truth in both overly positive and overly negative ways. ...