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 Office Special – Refer a Friends and Get A $25 credit for a Follow-up Visit!
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.
Full Spring Ahead!
In This Issue: Warmer weather is upon us! We have some tips to prepare you and your home for the transition from Spring to Summer. Of course, there are interesting things to know in our MMJ In The News section. Doc Tommy made an appearance on Roxanne Shante’s Sirius Radio Show! And take a peek at our newest video testimonial below!
Take Advantage of General Practice Membership!
Independent business studies show that up to two-thirds of the average cost of a medical office visit is associated with paying administrative costs related to insurance coverage. By eliminating this waste, we can pass substantial savings onto our patients.
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.
Tips For The Spring To Summer Transition!
Revisit Doc Tommy’s Spring Cleaning Tips.
For Your Body
Exfoliate; enhance your hair health; stock up on sunscreen; and switch your deodorant are just a few gems in What You Should Do Now to Get Ready for Summer.
Get a pedicure. Many folks neglect their feet, which can lead to a host of discomforts including neck and back pain. As sandal and sockless-shoe season approaches, getting an early start on foot care can make you more comfortable as the warmer weather approaches. See 7 ways to prep your feet for summer. Gentlemen, pedicures are good for you, too!
For Your Home
Freshening air flow; setting up bug barriers, and giving closets a good vacuuming are just a few ways to make an easy transition for home comforts in the hot weather. See 8 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Warm Weather and for apartment dwellers, see 8 Ways to Prep for Summer. Martha Stewart always has great advice: Spring Homekeeping Tips.
For Your Car
As the Summer approaches, those last minute options to prep your car before a trip will usually cost extra — which is money that could be spent on fun! Check out Business Insider’s 10 ways to get your car ready for spring and summer and Season-Proof Your Car – Checklists Prepare You for Every Month of the Year.
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
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.
Research: A new study from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Department of Psychology & Neuroscience and Institute of Cognitive Science revealed that 80% of cannabis users mix marijuana and exercise. This study refutes the stereotype that marijuana makes people lazy, couch-potatoes. See The New Runner’s High? Examining Relationships Between Cannabis Use and Exercise Behavior in States With Legalized Cannabis. Just days before, a Michigan State University study suggested that marijuana consumers experience obesity at lower rates than non-users. See Are cannabis users less likely to gain weight? Results from a national 3-year prospective study.
Traveling with MMJ. This year on 4/20, in an Instagram post the TSA said their officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs. “But in the event a substance appears to be marijuana or a cannabis-infused product, we’re required by federal law to notify law enforcement. This includes items that are used for medicinal purposes.” Since the Federal government considers any type of cannabis product illegal (including CBD) travel — even from one legal state to another— is considered transporting an illegal substance across state lines. TSA agents will notify and turn you and your MMJ over to the local police. To make things more confusing, policies vary between airports and the policing agencies. Several airlines, including American Airlines, will not allow passengers to transport MMJ on flights. See Transportation Security Administration’s stand on Medical Marijuana
Chuck Schumer, Hakeem Jeffries Reintroduce Bill to Federally Decriminalize Marijuana. First introduced last year, Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act (where it is classified as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance) and provide a certain level of support for small entrepreneurs in any resulting legal industries. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is Senate Minority Leader and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y) is the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. In a new video shot in their home neighborhood of Brooklyn, the Congressmen pitched the federal decriminalization of marijuana and propose to allow states to choose how to regulate sales. Read more…
MIT and Harvard Receive $9 Million Grant To Study Effects of Cannabis on The Brain. A Manhattan, NY-based cannabis industry investor, Bob Broderick, has donated $9 million (believed to be the largest donation to fund cannabis research) to MIT and Harvard for research on cannabis and its effects on the brain. Since it is listed as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance by the federal government, obtaining funding is very difficult for cannabis research. Having made tens of millions of dollars in the Canadian cannabis industry, Broderick can offer money “from the cannabis world that can go back into learning more about cannabis products” and feels that more private funding for cannabis research is soon to come. Read more…
RESOURCE: Check out the pending bills concerning NYS Medical Marijuana at the Marijuana Policy Project of New York.
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.
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 Discussed His Book on Roxanne Shante’s Sirius Radio Show
Doc Tommy Presents Medical Marijuana 101
In March, 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!”
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
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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.
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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.