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...
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...