Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Blog

Cannabis is Neither an Over-The-Counter Medication Nor a Supplement

Cannabis is Neither an Over-The-Counter Medication Nor a Supplement

The cannabis industry, in its quest to sell ever more products, is working hard to confuse the national conversation with parallels to over-the-counter medication (OTC) and supplements.  Not only are these two product categories really quite different and the way...
Medical Cannabis is Slipping Away: Good for Industry, Bad for Patients

Medical Cannabis is Slipping Away: Good for Industry, Bad for Patients

The recent trend towards merging the medical and recreational cannabis sectors has raised concerns about the negative consequences for patients. This transition, largely driven by economic motivations, poses significant risks to those who rely on cannabis for medical...
Doctors Do Know Best (Compared to Budtenders)

Doctors Do Know Best (Compared to Budtenders)

Patients are on the receiving end of a lot of advice these days, much of it is wrong and serves only the interests of the seller.  Nowhere is this more true than in the cannabis industry, where budtenders are often seen as the primary source of guidance.  In...
Top 5 Illnesses to Treat with Cannabis

Top 5 Illnesses to Treat with Cannabis

There are numerous illnesses that can be addressed with cannabis or cannabinoid medicines.  These have varying amounts of data to support the treatment.  Here we will discuss the top 5 illnesses or symptoms where we have good data to support cannabinoid...
Cannabis and Stroke

Cannabis and Stroke

Recently we discussed the risks posed by cannabis use for patients with heart disease.  Another related topic is the risk posed of having a stroke.  Clearly, we want to avoid strokes. But as with the cardiac risk, the story is not simple and the data are...
Cannabis and Heart Disease

Cannabis and Heart Disease

If you’re really following the discussion about cannabis, you may have noted that cannabis can potentially affect heart problems.  While this can be a serious issue, there are details that we should discuss so that you know whether cannabis poses a risk to...

Now Offering Virtual Telemedicine Consultations

Now Offering Virtual TeleMedicine Consultations

Due to COVID-19, and for the foreseeable future, all of our appointments are being done by telemedicine. As it turns out, this has been wonderfully successful — patients love not having to take time away from work, fight traffic, or worry about parking. For us, telemedicine is like doing old-fashioned home visits — we get to see people in their own environments. What started out as an adaptation to the current crisis has transformed into a better way of providing healthcare.

Telemedicine, using Zoom, is easy to do with just a few clicks. It's also safe and secure.


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