Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Evaluations
We specialize in medical marijuana consultations. Our in-depth visits enable us to understand your health condition and how it has impacted your life. We provide personalized treatment plans that get great results. We issue certifications in Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island.
Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Law States:
The Debilitating Medical Conditions include (but are not limited to):
- Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Other Debilitating conditions determined by our Doctors (not listed)
For your Debilitating Medical Condition to be diagnosed by one of our Doctors you will need to have the following symptoms:
- Intractable Pain
- Causing weakness
- Wasting Syndrome
- Impairing Strength or Ability
The symptom(s) (listed above) need to be progressing to such an extent that one or more of a patient’s major life activities is substantially limited.
- The term “major life activities” includes, but is not limited to, caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working. Mass. Gen. L. ch. 151B, section 1(20). Other examples of major life activities include sitting, standing, lifting and mental and emotional processes such as thinking, concentrating and interacting with others.
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Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program
Once qualified and certified by one of our Doctors, we provide you with a Physician Certification. This Certification will allow you to possess medical marijuana, purchase medical cannabis from a caregiver or appoint a caregiver to grow for you and use a Registered Marijuana Dispensary in Massachusetts (once opened). The rules state you are allowed a 60 day supply which is 10 ounces of marijuana by default, unless otherwise prescribed by one of our doctors. Doctors may provide a patient with recommendation allowing him/her to use more than 10 ounces based on his/her condition.
You are required to have this certification and a Massachusetts state identification card when purchasing or possessing Marijuana. Once the Department of Health announces a registrations date, you will be required to register with the state and produce a Massachusetts-issued registration identification card in addition to the aforementioned documentation.
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This section is devoted to providing information directly from the Massachusetts State Law on Medical Marijuana Certification (105 CMR: Department of Public Health)
Pertinent Definitions from 105 CMR: Department of Public Health, regarding Medical Marijuana Certifications in Massachusetts.
Qualifying Conditions: Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis (MS), when such diseases are debilitating, and other debilitating conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s certifying physician.
Debilitating means causing weakness, cachexia, wasting syndrome, intractable pain, or nausea, or impairing strength or ability, and progressing to such an extent that one or more of a patient’s major life activities is substantially limited.
A patient who has had a diagnosis of a debilitating medical condition in the past but does not have an active condition, unless the symptoms related to such condition are mitigated by marijuana for medical use, and is not undergoing treatment for such condition is not suffering from a debilitating medical condition for which the medical use of marijuana is authorized.
Bona Fide Physician-Patient Relationship means a relationship between a certifying physician, acting in the usual course of his or her professional practice, and a patient in which the physician has conducted a clinical visit, completed and documented a full assessment of the patient’s medical history and current medical condition, has explained the potential benefits and risks of marijuana use, and has a role in the ongoing care and treatment of the patient.
Certifying Physician means a Massachusetts licensed physician (Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy) who certifies that in his or her professional opinion, the potential benefits of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for a qualifying patient.
Debilitating Medical Condition means cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis (MS), when such diseases are debilitating, and other debilitating conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s certifying physician.
Qualifying Patient means a Massachusetts resident 18 years of age or older who has been diagnosed by a Massachusetts licensed certifying physician as having a debilitating medical condition, or a Massachusetts resident under 18 years of age who has been diagnosed by two Massachusetts licensed certifying physicians, at least one of whom is a board-certified pediatrician or board-certified pediatric subspecialist, as having a debilitating medical condition that is also a life-limiting illness, subject to 105 CMR 725.010(J).
Written Certification means a form submitted to the Department by a Massachusetts licensed certifying physician, describing the qualifying patient’s pertinent symptoms, specifying the patient’s debilitating medical condition, and stating that in the physician’s professional opinion the potential benefits of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for the patients.
A full copy of the Massachusetts State Medical Marijuana Law can be found below.