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MedMar Medical was formed to allow qualified patients to obtain a Letter of Recommendation from a physician, and ultimately to be able to secure a state "when-issued" DPH Medical Marijuana Card. The Letter or the "when-issued" MMJ card both permit the legal use of marijuana for defined medical conditions. (see Qualifying Conditions)
Under the final regulations issued by the Department of Health, a Qualifying Patient must be a "Massachusetts resident 18 years of age or older who has been diagnosed by a Massachusetts licensed certifying physician as having a debilitating medical condition...". A debilitating condition is one that affects and substantially limits one or more major life activities including activities such as eating, sleeping, ambulating, working, and socializing. Therefore the final decision for certifying a qualifying patient is left to a qualified Massachusetts licensed physician. Minors are covered under different rules. (See Final DPH Regulations)
On May 24, 2013, the DPH issued an FAQ which elaborates on the implementation of the final regulations. (See FAQ May 24, 2013)
The regulations state that "A qualifying patient who received written certification from a physician......... [such certification]........ will remain valid until the application for the registration card (i.e. the medical marijuana card) is approved or denied by the Department." (See Final DPH Regulations)
In order to avoid duplicate and expensive medical testing, MedMar Medical requires that all of our patients have a primary care provider 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. (see Medical Records) (see Patient Forms)
MedMar Medical is also now accepting Rhode Island residents in our Quincy office who require a physician's certification to obtain a RI Medical Marijuana card.
Our attending physicians offer qualified patients a Letter of Recommendation. We do not prescribe medical marijuana, nor physically assist patients in cultivating, using, or obtaining cannabis.