Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Blog

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. ...
Growing Concern:  Additives in Cannabis Medicines

Growing Concern:  Additives in Cannabis Medicines

Last week a 50 year old woman came to see my practice partner, Dr. Becker.  She came for insomnia and had recently started herself on a cannabis product from a local recreational cannabis store.  She was quite concerned because not only had this product not...
Top Reasons to Use Less Cannabis

Top Reasons to Use Less Cannabis

With cannabis legalization on everyone’s mind, there is a growing PR push to imply that cannabis is harmless.  This makes great political baloney, but very bad science and public health policy.   Every substance, legal or illegal, medical or...
Top Reasons for Oral Ingestion

Top Reasons for Oral Ingestion

In our previous article on Top Reasons to use Inhaled Cannabis , we addressed how there are lots of new ways to use cannabis, but that these are mostly about selling new products.  We also noted that many of these new items are not effective or safe.  When...