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Medical Marijuana: Real-life success stories is Dr. Thomas G. O’Brien, II’s journey as a Medical Marijuana Doctor from the beginning of its legalization in New York State.  As one of the very first doctors to be MMJ Certified, “Doc Tommy” (as he is affectionately called) provides the human components of the benefits of MMJ for real-life people along with an easy-to-understand, medical perspective.

Funny, thought-provoking, and poignant, Medical Marijuana: Real-life success stories will broaden your horizons to MMJ as complimentary medicine and a natural way to facilitate wellness and alleviate symptoms of debilitating conditions.

Available on Amazon.  Click the book for a preview!


Happy Spring!

There have been serious strides in Medical Marijuana legislation and legalization all around the country — check out MMJ In The News below!  More evidence that MMJ is beneficial to your health is available every day.  We’d like to thank everyone who has done their part, stayed up-to-date with MMJ news, and who have been actively contacting our legislators. Our voices are being heard!  So, it is important to remain vigilant to keep MMJ legal and accessible, but also to make more options available to the general public for natural, well-being.


DocTommy.comDoc Tommy Presents Medical Marijuana 101

Last month, Doc Tommy with Pharmacist, Sang Choi had the opportunity to discuss “Medical Marijauana 101” with local community members. This event was hosted by ETAIN, as part of ETAIN’s healthcare lecture series. “Awesome Night!”


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This ideal approach saves the patient significant cost and allows the doctor to spend more quality time with each patient.  In addition, Doc Tommy’s office has negotiated to receive special pharmacy coupons that can save our patients as much as 75% on important prescription drugs and equally significant savings on key lab tests and in-office procedures.

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Taking Care This Allergy Season!

Allergies are your body’s immune system reacting to a trigger (“allergen”) that your body is sensitive to – such as dander and pollen. Respiratory tissues may swell and your nose may become stuffed up or runny and may be accompanied by watery, itchy, eyes. Allergies can last approximately 6 weeks during the pollen season (in spring, summer, and fall).

We’ve gathered a few links to help give allergy sufferers a bit of relief.

Doc Tommy’s Spring Cleaning Tips

The Mayo Clinic’s Seasonal allergies: Nip them in the bud

WebMD’s 12 Natural Ways to Defeat Allergies

Health’s Home Remedies for Allergies

EU Natural’s 10 Easy Cleaning Tips for Allergies & Asthma Relief

14 Easy Allergy Remedies by Jillie of One Good Thing


Our Resources Page

Have you seen our Resource Page? We regularly add links to information, tips, products, and more to support the MMJ community. Check out our new additions!

 For info on how to talk to people about MMJ, check out Doc Tommy’s short video and tips.


Medical Marijuana in The News

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Being an informed patient puts you in charge of your health and healing.

We encourage you to stay up-to-date with the rapidly changing policies concerning Medical Marijuana (from farming to distribution), especially with the current, federal administration and its choices for its officers.

And give us your opinion in the poll below!

DocTommy.comMedical marijuana in New York getting used mostly by ages 50 to 70, chronic pain patients.  Some key findings in the latest state Department of Health report evaluating the medical marijuana program show that (i) many of New York’s 98,000 medical marijuana patients are older than 50 and suffering from chronic pain and (ii) the number of medical workers certifying marijuana patients has grown to 1,700 — a major spike since January 2016 when NYS MMJ program went into effect.  Read more…

Miami Opens Its First MMJ Drive-Thru Dispensary.  Well, isn’t that convenient?  Curaleaf, one of the largest cannabis brands in the USA, has opened a large store with private consultation rooms and an assortment of medical marijuana products, including smokable varietals which are now legal in Florida.  Patients can place orders online, pick them up in the convenient drive-thru, and receive same-day or free next-day delivery of medical marijuana products.  Read more…

Do you think NYS should have drive-thru MMJ dispensaries?

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These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2019. Source: Forbes

Catching Up

MMJ Strides in 2018.  Last year:

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Gov. Cuomo’s Details of New York’s Cannabis Legalization Plan.  Points of the plan include:

  • Cannabis sold in New York will be subject to a 20% state tax, a 2% county tax and the price on dried flower will also include a $1 excise tax per gram
  • Cannabis will be legal across the state, but individual counties and cities may opt-out of allowing cannabis businesses to sell, cultivate or distribute marijuana in their jurisdictions
  • As in most legal states, cannabis sales will be restricted to adults 21 or older.
  • Unlike in most legal states, New York would ban home cultivation of recreational cannabis. However, medical patients and their caregivers will be allowed to grow their own marijuana.
  • Marijuana offenders are offered a second chance with a measure that will “automatically seal certain cannabis-related criminal records”
  • The state’s legal cannabis market would be regulated by the new Office of Cannabis Management
  • The plan is expected to generate $300 million in tax revenues to be divided between a state traffic committee, small business development programs, and substance abuse services among other things.

Other points in the plan include:

  • Separate licenses for MJ growers, distributors and retailers.
  • A prohibition on growers from owning retail stores.
  • The Office of Cannabis Management would be required to prioritize businesses owned by minorities, women and struggling farmers when deciding who to award marijuana business licenses to.  “We have to do it in a way that creates an economic opportunity for poor communities and people who paid the price and not for rich corporations who are going to come in to make a buck,” said Cuomo in his speech Source: NYS Department of Health

Current Attorney General Favors Marijuana Prohibition.  William Barr, the latest Attorney General (after Trump fired Jeff Sessions), described the existing system concerning marijuana laws as “untenable,” suggested that he personally favors marijuana prohibition, and claims he will not go after cannabis businesses in states where marijuana is legalized.  “In front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on [1/15/19], Barr said he doesn’t plan on using federal resources to “go after” companies if they are complying with state law. That would be a reversal from the approach taken by his predecessor, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who vowed to pursue federal violations more aggressively.” Source: MG Retailer.  Read more on Barr’s position on the issues (Source: NBC News).

John Boehner was named honorary chairman of the National Cannabis Roundtable, an organization to lobby for pro-marijuana policy.  Of course, the organization will also allow legally operating cannabis companies to access financial markets, among other issues. The lobbying group is industry funded and will work on removing federal restrictions that prohibit research on cannabis, combatting the opioid epidemic and developing solutions for veterans. Boehner will not work as a registered lobbyist for the group, but will serve as an adviser. He has worked as a marijuana advocate and sits on the board of the cannabis corporation Acreage Holdings, which owns legalized marijuana licenses in several states.   Source: The Hill.


red-arrow-icon RESOURCE: Check out the pending bills concerning NYS Medical Marijuana at the Marijuana Policy Project of New York.

red-arrow-icon RESOURCE: NY Congressional Scorecard is where you can check on your legislators’ stances, bills sponsored, and votes on the subject of legalizing marijuana, et al.

red-arrow-icon More Info, see pending legislation, and make your voice heard

It is important to stay up to date with Medical Marijuana news and contact your legislators (and get on their mailing lists) to:

  • keep MMJ legal in New York State and
  • improve, reform, and preserve our access to MMJ under the NYS Medical Marijuana Laws

 A Little Humor, Etc.


Recap of Doc Tommy Happenings

Doc Tommy Presents Medical Marijuana For The Orthopedic Patient

DocTommy.comOn October 11, 2018, Doc Tommy will present for the Muscleskeletal Tumor Society during the Nurses and Allied Health Science Health Symposium at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society is a recognized authority on all aspects of orthopaedic oncology, an influential participant in policy-making for orthopaedic oncology services, and responsive to the needs of orthopaedic oncologists and their patients.

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Have you read the The Daily Mail article that Doc Tommy is quoted in? This article leans towards disparaging the beneficial effects of Medical Marijuana, stating, “There is no conclusive evidence that marijuana helps with chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder, experts say.” Hmmm, just who are these experts? It’s worth reading if for nothing else but to see what Doc Tommy says.

Listen to Doc Tommy’s Interview with Empire Now Radio

(10 minutes 28 seconds)

Doc Tommy’s Video Showcase!

Here’s yet another reason to know that Doc Tommy is the right doctor! Weedmaps.com (“the most reliable online resource to find cannabis storefronts, doctors and deals”) approached Doc Tommy to be the subject of this amazing video!

Only a doctor whose professionalism, expertise, and great patient relationships will yield such really, good karma! (Click video for full screen or CLICK HERE for larger video view.) NOTE: You may wish to LOWER the video’s volume before playing.


Latest Video Testimonial

Check out our newest, video testimonial! (Click video for full screen.) NOTE: You may wish to LOWER the video’s volume before playing.If you would like to offer a testimonial, please share here.

Jeff Cannon – Meditative Tools For Contemporary Living

Here’s your chance to be a proud supporter of Doc Tommy and his caring approach to your well-being and success with Medical Marijuana! Upload your video testimonial to our private and secure account and help other people get over the fright and plight of the stigma of MMJ! The more people who have success with MMJ, the more people who can benefit from MMJ!

Office Policy Updates

Please review the updates to our Office Policies which provide better opportunities for your personalized care!


Current Office Special

Refer a Friends and Get A $25 credit for a Follow-up Visit!

You can receive a $25 credit for each person you refer or a FREE Follow-Up visit when you refer new people who become active patients!

Share your success with people who may benefit from Medical Marijuana treatment with Doc Tommy’s expertise and comforting care and receive “karma credits!” See Office Policies for more info.

Here are a few tips on how to discuss Medical Marijuana.


Join our mailing list to be kept up to date.


DocTommy News is prepared by GoddessProjects for Dr. Thomas G. O’Brien, II. All rights reserved.


Disclaimer: Please note that Doc Tommy News is presented as a resource for health tips, current events, and other interests to give patients an opportunity to expand awareness of developments concerning Medical Marijuana in the United States and abroad. The views and opinions expressed in Doc Tommy News are those of the individual authors/parties and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Office of Dr. Thomas G. O’Brien, II.

 

Holidays 2017!

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green-arrow-icon Be sure to check out our MMJ In The News section for important info concerning your legal rights and access to Medical Marijuana in New York State.

  And Check out our NEW Office Special – Refer 2 Friends and Get A FREE Follow-up!


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Holiday Hints

Staying safe and healthy throughout the holidays adds joy to the season!  Here are a few tips to not only survive without the guilt and the pains, but to thrive through your holidays!

Thanksgiving

  • Coping with Thanksgiving – This is the time of the year that many people begin to feel overwhelmed… So what are you going to do about it? How do you avoid overeating? (And if you do indulge, how can you feel less guilty about it?) How can you deal with that relative whose company you just don’t enjoy? By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
  • Anatomy of a Holiday Pig-Out – A typical Thanksgiving meal contains more than 3,000 calories. What does it do to your body? By Michelle Meyer

“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not a coincidence.” — Erma Bombeck

“I love Thanksgiving turkey … it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Shopping Stress

  • 10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Shopping – Better Business Bureau Northwest.  There are several things you can do that will take the edge off your holiday shopping, and let you get back to enjoying the season with the people you love.  By by Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest

And keep your good health going with our tips to Get Ready for Cold & Flu Season.

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Medical Marijuana in The News

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Being an informed patient puts you in charge of your health and healing.

We encourage you to stay up-to-date with the rapidly changing policies concerning Medical Marijuana (from farming to distribution), especially with the new administration and its choices for its officers.

red-arrow-icon Tell Congress to Protect Medical Marijuana from Federal Attacks

URGENT:  In less than a month, Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department could have free reign to wreak havoc in medical marijuana states. A spending amendment that has stopped the Justice Department from interfering with state medical marijuana programs is set to expire on December 8th. And with Sessions escalating the war on drugs, it’s absolutely critical to ensure Congress continues to preserve these protections. Tell your Representative to renew the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment and protect medical marijuana from federal attacks.

  • Please contact your Members of Congress to safeguard our victories and protect medical marijuana from Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department.

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Adding PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Program.

New York State’s medical marijuana laws are some of the most stringent in the country. But on Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a piece of legislation that allows New Yorkers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to use marijuana to treat symptoms. While the optics of the new law mainly center around soldiers with PTSD, the shift could be life-changing for many more people in the state.  MORE…

  • NYS MMJ Update: Since its launch nearly two years ago, New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program has certified 35,621 patients, and has 1,316 practitioners registered, said Jill Montag, a spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Health.

Weed for Warriors Carries on the Good Fight for Veterans’ Health.  As cannabis becomes more commercialized, this non-profit — which wants medical marijuana access for all military vets — is stepping up its game.  MORE…

red-arrow-icon RESOURCE: Check out the pending bills concerning NYS Medical Marijuana at the Marijuana Policy Project of New York.

red-arrow-icon RESOURCE: NY Congressional Scorecard is where you can check on your legislators’ stances, bills sponsored, and votes on the subject of legalizing marijuana, et al.

red-arrow-icon  More Info, see pending legislation, and make your voice heard

It is important to stay up to date with Medical Marijuana news and contact your legislators (and get on their mailing lists) to:

  • keep MMJ legal in New York State and
  • improve, reform, and preserve our access to MMJ under the NYS Medical Marijuana Laws

Recap of Doc Tommy Happenings

Check out all of the attention that Doc Tommy’s been getting:

Doc Tommy and Jazz gave free, blood-pressure screenings at Copa Univision’s Soccer Tournament 2017 held on Randall’s Island on August 27th and 28th.   Radio personality, Coco Cabrera, got a screening on live TV!  What a wonderful way to encourage and support people in the community and to be an example of maintaining healthy habits for the younger generations!  Click HERE for the video.

The latest article that Doc Tommy is quoted in is in The Daily Mail. This article leans towards disparaging the beneficial effects of Medical Marijuana, stating, “There is no conclusive evidence that marijuana helps with chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder, experts say.”   Hmmm, just who are these experts?  It’s worth reading if for nothing else but to see what Doc Tommy says.

Bet you didn’t know that Doc Tommy has skills to co-host a radio show known for chill grooves!  Last month, Doc Tommy guest hosted on The Quiet Storm Radio Show with Lenny Green on WBLS.FM! If you’re not familiar with The Quite Storm, it was pioneered by the legendary, Vaughan Harper who created soothing vibes to wind down from the day for more than 3 decades.  The Quiet Storm is now hosted by Lenny Green, who was voted Billboard Magazine’s 1999 Air Personality of the Year Award!

Listen to Doc Tommy’s Interview with Empire Now Radio

(10 minutes 28 seconds)

Doc Tommy’s Charm Lands a Video Showcase!

Here’s yet another reason to know that Doc Tommy is the right doctor! Weedmaps.com (“the most reliable online resource to find cannabis storefronts, doctors and deals”)  approached Doc Tommy to be the subject of an amazing video! Only a doctor whose professionalism, expertise, and great patient relationships will yield such really, good karma!  (Click video for full screen.) NOTE: You may wish to LOWER the video’s volume before playing.


Latest Video Testimonial

Check out our newest, video testimonial!  (Click video for full screen.) NOTE: You may wish to LOWER the video’s volume before playing.If you would like to offer a testimonial, please share here.

Jeff Cannon – Meditative Tools For Contemporary Living

Here’s your chance to be a proud supporter of Doc Tommy and his caring approach to your well-being and success with Medical Marijuana! Upload your video testimonial to our private and secure account and help other people get over the fright and plight of the stigma of MMJ! The more people who have success with MMJ, the more people who can benefit from MMJ!

Office Policy Updates

Please review the updates to our Office Policies which provide better opportunities for your personalized care!


Current Office Special

NEW: Refer 2 Friends and Receive a FREE Follow-Up Visit

Refer 1 Friend and Receive a $75 Follow-Up Visit

Now you can receive a $25 credit for each person you refer or a FREE Follow-Up visit when you refer 2 people who become active patients!

Share your success with people who may benefit from Medical Marijuana treatment with Doc Tommy’s expertise and comforting care and receive “karma credits!” See Office Policies for more info.

Here are a few tips on how to discuss Medical Marijuana.


Join our mailing list to be kept up to date.


DocTommy News is prepared by GoddessProjects for Dr. Thomas G. O’Brien, II. All rights reserved.


Disclaimer: Please note that Doc Tommy News is presented as a resource for health tips, current events, and other interests to give patients an opportunity to expand awareness of developments concerning Medical Marijuana in the United States and abroad. The views and opinions expressed in Doc Tommy News are those of the individual authors/parties and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Office of Dr. Thomas G. O’Brien, II.