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- 10 Tower Office Park #420, Woburn, MA 01801, USA
- (781) 933-9399
In November 2012, the voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, under Article 48, approved the use of medical marijuana to treat certain debilitating medical conditions. Certain of these conditions are very well defined such as Crohn‚Äôs Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Other maladies are determined at the discretion of¬†¬†a qualified physician and may be more symptomatic in nature such as chronic intractable pain, wasting syndrome, nausea, vomiting, PTSD, and loss of appetite.
While all the regulations related to medical marijuana have not been formulated as yet, the law does permit¬†that “until the approval of final regulations, written certification by a physician shall constitute a registration card for a qualifying patient.” MedMar Medical was formed to allow patients to obtain the necessary Letter of Recommendation reflecting their individual medical condition based on their¬†medical history and physician records which justifies the issuance of such recommendation.
MedMar Medical¬†requires that all of our patients have a current¬†primary physician or specialist who can provide¬†medical records that document the existence of one of the¬†qualifying conditions¬†for which the use of medical marijuana is being sought. Our attending physician consults with our patients solely with reference to their qualification for medicinal cannabis and¬†will not¬†act as a patient‚Äôs primary physician. Our attending physicians will offer qualified patients a Letter of Recommendation. We do not prescribe medical marijuana, nor physically assist patients¬†in cultivating, using or obtaining cannabis.
Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Hepatitis C Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Other conditions as determined in writing by a qualified physician
Upon a review of the medical records you bring with you to your appoinment and in the qualified attending physician’s judgment, the physician may determine that other conditions may justify a Letter of Recommendation. The following are a few:
Chronic Arthritis and Joint Pains
Chronic Pain of at least 6 months duration
Chronic muscle spasm
Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
Agitation of Alzheimer‚Äôs disease
painful peripheral neuropathy
At the time of your first appointment with our attending physician, aside from the patient records that you must bring with you, you will be required to sign two (2) forms which are available in PDF format on our website. One is the Patient Questionnaire and Intake Form in which you detail your medical history. The second Patient Release describes your obligations and understandings. The third attached form describes the¬†Benefits and Risks of Medical Marijuana.¬†We ask to you to review before your appointment. Please read each attachment carefully, complete each form fully where applicable and sign and initial where appropriate. If you have any questions about these forms,¬†please be certain to raise them with the attending physician or staff at your first appointment. The two (2) properly completed and signed forms, available for review by the attending physician, are a prerequisite to obtaining a Letter of Recommendation.
What to bring to your appointment
1. Medical Records documenting your medical condition for which you wish to use medical marijuana.¬†If you do not have or cannot obtain written medical records, we suggest that you contact or visit you primary care provider to get summary of your condition or an examination with¬† history, physical and diagnosis before arranging your first appointment.
2. Read and/or complete the following two (2) Patient Forms: New Patient Questionnaire and Intake Form. This form can be completed before or at the time of your appointment Patient Release: This form shall be signed at the time of your appointment. Also review the form entitled Medical Marijuana Risks and Benefits before your appointment.
3. Picture Identification ¬∑¬†¬†¬†Driver‚Äôs license OR ¬∑¬†¬†Picture ID with proof of residency (e.g.: utility bill in your name).