About Medical Marijuana
Cannabis use may pose some risk to the user. There may be risk associated with using cannabis while driving or doing other high risk tasks. Driving under the influence of cannabis is illegal.
Best evidence to date suggests that cannabis is not toxic to humans. However, you need to understand that large number, long term, randomized human trials have not been done. Many studies in other fields of medicine have data sets of 40,000-100,000 patients followed over >40 years, and still have been contradicted over time.
Data to date suggest that risk associated with use of cannabis by teenagers is unclear. Memory problems and structural brain changes have been measured. However, other studies have found no adverse effect on long-term life outcomes.
There are a small number of studies on use of cannabis during pregnancy. These studies often contradict each other and are often poorly controlled. We strongly recommend that women who are or might become pregnant stop using cannabis entirely while they are pregnant and nursing. Since cannabis chemicals can remain in your blood for 30-90 days after your last dose, if you are thinking about getting pregnant, please stop using cannabis at least 3 months prior to attempting to get pregnant.
Please be prompt for your appointment out of courtesy to the doctor and the other patients. If you are late or if you miss your appointment, you may, or may be required to, reschedule your appointment. The fee for rescheduling can be found on our Policies page.
Please respect the privacy of other patients. Do not discuss your care or conditions, or ask about theirs, even if you happen to know another patient.
Payment must be made, in full, prior to your appointment. Credit card must be used.
No cannabis is to be used, shared, sold in the office.
To protect patients from the sales tactics of the cannabis industry, it is our general policy to limit the amount that they can sell to our patients. This limit is equivalent to 1 oz per month, which is generally greater than we anticipate any patient reasonably needing.
Be aware that Cannabis you purchase legally cannot be shared or re-sold under the law.
Patients may qualify for a reduced fee based on financial need. We accept a current, valid MassHealth card as the sole acceptable evidence of financial need. Further, any discount is a courtesy, and we reserve the right to extend, or not, this discount at our sole discretion.
Certification and re-certification will be completed as quickly as possible following your visits. However, you should not make any assumptions about your status. You will receive an email from our office following each visit confirming the completion of the (re-) certification. You can look in your CCC account online at any time to see the status of both your certification and registration. It is your responsibility to be sure that both of these are up to date prior to visiting a dispensary.
Your message will be read directly by Dr. Tishler – he greatly respects your privacy and need for help.