Medical Doctor from Salem Massachusetts Supports the Medical Marijuana Industry

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MMJ Physician Practice in Salem, Massachusetts is a prime location for patients looking to enroll in the Massachusetts medical marijuana program. Their newly renovated office is less than a mile away from Alternative Therapies Group (ATG), the first state-approved dispensary, which is scheduled to open this summer.

MMJ Physician Practice in Salem, Massachusetts is a prime location for patients looking to enroll in the Massachusetts medical marijuana program.    Their newly renovated office is less than a mile away from Alternative Therapies Group (ATG), the first state-approved dispensary, which is scheduled to open this summer. With the dispensary nearby, MMJ Physician Practice is bound to be the go-to place for residents of eastern Massachusetts to enroll in the medical marijuana program.

Enrolment in the program requires a medical evaluation to determine if an applicant has a qualifying condition. The doctor doing the evaluation must ensure that the patient’s condition interferes with major life activities and that the benefits of medical marijuana will likely outweigh the risks. The client must be certified and registered online to complete the process.

The MMJ Physician Practice, which opened just four months ago, is taking some innovative approaches in the medical marijuana field. They now offer a unique Concierge Service for high profile clients who want total privacy in their registration process. MMJPP has also connected with researchers at one of Boston’s major teaching hospitals to assist with recruitment of subjects for investigation into the medical aspects of marijuana.

Walk-in patients are welcomed at the MMJ Physician Practice which is open three days a week. Appointments are also made, largely through Marijuana Doctors.com which connects patients with providers in the 23 states where medical marijuana is legal. The stream-lined appointment process is vitally important to a new practice, as less than 1% of the population registers for medical marijuana use in states where it has been legalized.

MMJ Physician Practice is headed by Dr. David Rideout, who has practiced medicine for 34 years. Dr. Rideout, whose specialty is Emergency Medicine, has participated in the medical marijuana program since early 2013 when the program began. The early years have seen most doctors unwilling to participate in the program, attributable in part to the legal limbo created by conflicting federal and state regulations.

During that time, Rideout has evaluated some 1500 patients. “In medicine,” he explains, “our patients are always our teachers… but these patients,” he adds, referring to his marijuana practice, “have stunned me with a wealth of new and exciting learning! I am repeatedly amazed at how effective and how versatile medicinal cannabis appears to be.”

MMJ Physician Practice promises to guide patients through all of the sometimes confusing steps in obtaining a medical marijuana card and in staying compliant with state regulations. Advice on strains, dosage, drug interactions and devices for delivering the medication are all part of the evaluation. The Practice literature promises a holistic approach to a person’s care, delivered with expertise and compassion.

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