in the Greater Brockton, MA area and via Telemedicine
Cannabis Medicine (most often called Medical Marijuana) can be helpful for a variety of disabling symptoms and conditions. Jill Becker, MD, at Apex Medical Wellness in Brockton, Massachusetts, offers a science-based approach to help manage illnesses with minimal cannabis doses. Call Apex Medical Wellness today to request an in-person or telehealth Cannabis Medicine consultation.
Cannabis Medicine uses chemical compounds from cannabis (marijuana) plants to help patients with specific conditions such as chemotherapy induced nausea, insomnia, and chronic pain.
Cannabis use can pose some risks to users. For instance, using cannabis while driving or doing other high-risk tasks can be dangerous. Driving under the influence of cannabis is illegal.
The best current evidence suggests that cannabis isn’t toxic to humans. However, some studies indicate that teenagers might experience structural brain changes and memory problems due to cannabis use. Other research has found no adverse effects on long-term life outcomes. Dr. Becker doesn’t certify minors for cannabis use.
Dr. Becker strongly recommends that women who are or might become pregnant stop using cannabis entirely during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Cannabis chemicals remain in your blood for 30-60 days after the last dose. If you’re trying to get pregnant, stop taking cannabis for at least two months before attempting to conceive. If you find you are pregnant, discontinue cannabis use immediately.
Massachusetts law allows certified patients to possess up to 10 ounces of cannabis for their personal medical use per month. Ten ounces is an astoundingly high amount, and most patients won’t use anywhere near this much. Cannabis use remains illegal under federal law.
Dr. Becker expects her patients to adhere to her medically-based cannabis regimen. The law allows doctors to set a lower limit, which Dr. Becker will do where needed. Dr. Becker’s experience is that if a patient uses more than one ounce per month, they could be overusing. In these cases, she recommends an interim consultation.
You should also know that you can’t legally share or resell the cannabis you purchase under the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program.
Call Apex Medical Wellness today for an appointment or request an appointment online to learn more about cannabis and its safe medical use.