Since the MA Medical Marijuana Law took affect doctors have a unwritten rule not to prescribe cannabis. Many reasons contribute to this, but the DEA Bullying Doctors is surly a driving fear is there World.
What patients need to be legal is the actual paper that is issued, not the plastic card that may or may not be issued.
We have only had experience with one Marijuana Doctor in Mass. We can only give you knowledge gathered from our visits to CannaMed in Framingham MA. You can find them by doing a simple Google search.
You may have talked to people who claim they have a referral or one was obtained with little or no documentation. We would argue that you not listen to these stories. You absolutely need the proper documentation.
Establishing a condition with diagnosis. The medical conditions that qualify for Medical Marijuana use range from back pain, headaches to seizures. You can check a detailed list at Conditions being treated with Medical Marijuana
If you have a legitimate medical condition a MD has diagnosed and documented that is step one.
Once a Doctor has diagnosed you with a medical condition you then need to show ongoing treatment for that condition. An example would be if you have joint pain your Dr. could refer you to a Rheumatologist. That written referral would be the document you need to show ongoing treatment.
Medical diagnoses and proof of ongoing treatment for that specific medical condition is what you need. The Medical Marijuana doctors in the state of Massachusetts are undergoing increased scrutiny as regulators try to keep up with the growing industry.
We DO NOT Advocate breaking any laws. If you do not legitimately need Medical Marijuana please do not try to game the system. Your actions could inflict damage to those who do.
Please review our resource page for legal documentation.