May 31, 2016
When Medical Marijuana is the natural next step

Virtually every medication — whether prescription or over-the-counter — comes with a list of side effects. Some pills exist to calm the side effects of other pills, and even they come with their own lists of side effects. It’s a crazy cycle of discomfort. Patients should consider incorporating medical marijuana not only because there is Read More

September 14, 2015
An Introduction to MMJ: The Where and What of Medical Marijuana Cards

Medical marijuana is almost 30 years old in the U.S., and is offered in 22 states and the District of Columbia, even though it is still prohibited (albeit ignored) at the federal level. The vast majority of states issue identification cards and require recipients of medical cannabis to enter their information into a registry. Each Read More

September 11, 2015
Medical Marijuana in the Treatment of Migraines

Migraines are one of the most common presenting complaints for medical marijuana doctors in California. Migraines can be debilitating, rendering their victims incapacitated for hours on end. They are often accompanied by nausea and vomiting and patients often have a strong aversion to any bright lights. While pharmaceuticals can improve migraines, they cannot get rid Read More

September 10, 2015
Who is a candidate for MMJ?

When seeking alternative medicine, many patients wonder if they are an appropriate candidate for medical marijuana. Initially, patients often turn to the internet. This can be extremely confusing and leave patients with more questions than answers. As medical marijuana is becoming more a business, it can be increasingly difficult to find legitimate research and recommendations Read More

What are the side effects of MMJ?

All medicines have side effects. Have you ever taken a look at the warning label inside of a Tylenol bottle? The list of side effects seems endless and a large number are very serious including itchiness, diarrhea, trouble breathing, severe dizziness, lower back pains, loss of appetite,  nausea, stomach pain & unusual bleeding .   With Read More

Smoking vs Edibles

  So you have your medical marijuana card, you arrive at the dispensary and, suddenly, you are presented with a very common dilemma. Is smoking or are edibles more appropriate for treating my condition? This is a question that we receive quite often. As a medical marijuana doctor in California, patients come to us with Read More

Review of JAMA article on MMJ?

In June of 2015, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article titled Cannabinoids for Medical Use: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. This article looked at cannabis and cannabinoid drugs and their efficacy for treating specific conditions. This is an excellent article for anyone who has or is considering obtaining a medical Read More

How to Choose a MMJ Physician?

Choosing a physician of any specialty can be very difficult. The most common resource for most patients remains their primary care physician. Primary care physicians can be great resources for traditional medicine referrals, but often times they lack knowledge or feel uncomfortable recommending a medical marijuana doctor. As a patient, this can be very frustrating Read More

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