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Medical Marijuana: 4 Myths and Why They’re Wrong

Marijuana smokers generally don’t get the hero treatment in pop culture. People refer to them as “stoners” and believe they’re more likely to eat a family-sized bag of Doritos than be contributing members of society. This nasty reputation can be traced all the way back to the 1930s, when a propaganda film called “Reefer Madness” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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