Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Blog

Are Vape Pens Safe?

Are Vape Pens Safe?

Recently, there has been a ton of news coverage surrounding vaporizers and the upsurge of EVALI, also known as e-cigaretteor vaping product use-associated lung injury. In an effort to curb new cases of the disease from emerging, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts even...
How Marijuana Legalization Will Harm Patient Care

How Marijuana Legalization Will Harm Patient Care

Cannabis is a social justice issue and every candidate for president is talking about it – and missing the boat. Not one is talking about medical cannabis and the needs of patients. Patient care is a social justice issue. All people need and deserve healthcare....
Pain, Placebos, and Patients

Pain, Placebos, and Patients

Yesterday I burned my hand cooking. In an incautious moment, while making a caramel sauce, one false move sent a tiny molten blob of sugar flying – landing on the back of my hand at the base of my thumb. Ouch! Like any good cook, I kept stirring to prevent...
Can Cannabis Use Lead to Lung Cancer?

Can Cannabis Use Lead to Lung Cancer?

According to the ​Centers for Disease Control​, more people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer – in fact, of any other cause except heart disease. Of these cases, almost all can be tied back to tobacco smoking....
Why Medicine Should Not Be Marketed to Patients

Why Medicine Should Not Be Marketed to Patients

Normally I write about cannabis medicine, and today I’m going to as well, but much of what I say can really be applied to all medications. Marketing medications to patients leads to patient anxiety, less good health outcomes, and increased cost of care. They...