Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Blog

Is CBD the Emperor’s New Clothes?

Is CBD the Emperor’s New Clothes?

I think we’ve all been amazed at the explosion of CBD products, stories, and press coverage since 2018 when CBD was legalized as part of Mitch McConnell’s Farm Bill.  I get questions about CBD all the time from patients and from colleagues who see the...
Don’t DIY Your Healthcare

Don’t DIY Your Healthcare

Don’t DIY Your Healthcare by Jill Becker, MD Since the legalization of recreational cannabis in Massachusetts I’ve found that many people have taken to “DIY-ing” (do it yourself-ing) their own medical care – to their detriment. Oftentimes...
Cannabis Medicines Are Boring

Cannabis Medicines Are Boring

Cannabis medicines are boring.  There, I said it.  Sorry it’s not that exciting.  If you’ve fallen victim to all the hype going around about the vast array of cannabis products, you have my sympathy.  The misinformation is rampant. The...
What Is Cannabis Oil And How Do I Use It?

What Is Cannabis Oil And How Do I Use It?

Cannabis oil is a general term used to describe any liquid containing cannabinoids, which are types of medicine derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. When someone refers to cannabis oil, they could be talking about a number of different products, ranging from...
What is the Entourage Effect and What Does it Mean for Me?

What is the Entourage Effect and What Does it Mean for Me?

The Entourage Effect refers to the theory that THC works better, as a medicine, in the presence of other cannabinoids such as CBD.  While there is evidence to support this idea, the Entourage Effect is often misunderstood or misrepresented to encourage the...