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  • Marijuana October 4, 2016

  • New Medical Marijuana Registration Rules Take Effect Feb. 1 January 30, 2015

    Effective February 1, 2015, patient certifications from physicians for the medical use of marijuana must be submitted electronically. Paper certifications will no longer comply with state law or regulations.

  • DPH Guidance for Physicians Regarding the Medical Use of Marijuana (Updated) September 3, 2014

    Memo from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Includes such topics as physician eligibility, required CME, patient eligibility and more. Updated Aug. 21, 2014. (.pdf, 5 pages)

  • Physician Focus Print: Is Marijuana Medicine? September 2, 2014

    Despite a Federal ban, little research into its effectiveness, and lack of approval by the Food and Drug Administration, the use of marijuana for medical purposes has been approved in 23 states and the District of Columbia as of August 2014. More are likely to follow.

  • Physician Focus: Is Marijuana Medicine? August 21, 2014

    Alan Ehrlich, M.D., Senior Deputy Editor of DynaMed, a clinical reference tool created by physicians that examines medical articles for clinical relevance and scientific validity, and Kevin Hill, M.D., Director of the Substance Abuse Consultation Service in the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at...

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