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Medical Marijuana Info for Doctors: Be Informed

The potential benefits of medical marijuana are continuing to grow. And now, more and more patients are inquiring about the positive effects it can have on their life.

As a physician, you play an important role in helping your patients experience a better quality of life—and our team is ready to assist.

A certifying physician must be a Massachusetts-licensed physician (medical doctor or doctor of Osteopathy), who holds an active, full license with no prescribing restrictions, a Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) and has at least one established place of practice in Massachusetts.

We help you make the difference.

Our team is available to give educational presentations to your practice to ensure your team is comfortable recommending medical marijuana. We are committed to ongoing communication with our patients and their physicians, so you can remain informed at all times about the product and care your patient receives.


The healthcare provider-patient relationship

Healthcare Providers are not “prescribing” medical marijuana.

Instead, a healthcare provider is asked to certify that the patient has one of the debilitating medical conditions or symptoms of a qualifying condition and that a bona-fide relationship has been established. 

A healthcare provider should be able to comfortably certify that the qualifying patient is under the healthcare provider’s care, either as the patient’s primary care physician or for his or her debilitating medical condition.

Healthcare providers may accept payment from a qualifying patient for the fee associated with the examination required before recommending medical marijuana.

Register with the State of Massachusetts

In order to issue a certification to a qualifying patient, a physician must register with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program via the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System (“MMJ Online System”).

To learn how to register, please read the document titled “Health care provider step-by-step registration information”. 


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