Who We Are
We are a physician-run medical practice dedicated to the certification needs of patients who qualify for the medical use of marijuana. Our guiding principle is to provide that service with the same care, compassion and clinical expertise that you would expect in a more traditional setting.Where we differ from the traditional setting, is in our firm belief that marijuana is an effective, alternative therapy for a variety of debilitating conditions. ... Read More | Meet Dr. David Rideout
WE ARE NOW OPEN ON EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM NOON TO 6pm.
WE NOW HAVE TWO NURSE PRACTITIONERS, KARRA CHEEVER AND HEIDI PRIEUR. BOTH OF THEM ARE FULLY QUALIFIED TO CERTIFY PATIENTS FOR THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA.
DON'T WANT TO WAIT?
On days when we have a nurse practitioner working with our physician, wait times are greatly reduced. Heidi will be working with Dr. Rideout on Tuesday May 15th, Thursday May 22nd and Tuesday May 29th. Karra will be working with Dr. Rideout on Wednesdays. See you soon!
New Online Certification
Changes to Mass State Law:
There have been some important changes in Massachusetts regulations governing the medical use of marijuana. At the heart of these changes is the creation of a web-based registry of state residents qualified to use marijuana for medical purposes: the MMJ Online System. Since February 1, 2015, registration on the state's MMJ Online System is the only accepted identification for the legal use, possession, cultivation, and purchase of marijuana. The MMJ Online System is coupled with a state photo ID system which provides each registered patient with an ID card (similar to a driver's license) attesting to their enrollment in the Massachusetts medical marijuana program. Paper certifications are no longer valid.
Expect delivery of your marijuana card in 2 weeks.
Drop in to our office or call our SUPPORT LINE at 978-675-1405 for more information.
Provide Medical Evaluation
We provide fast and easy on-site medical evaluation for all patients to determine eligibility for the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program. Our fee for a full evaluation is $200. We are available online, in person and over the phone to answer any questions you may have regarding our process, the progress of your certification and much more. We're here to help.
No insurance plan currently covers marijuana card evaluations.
Provide Online Certification
After eligibility is confirmed with the medical evaluation our physician will certify you on the Massachusetts MMJ ONLINE SYSTEM.This certification will establish that you have a qualifying condition to legally possess and use of marijuana for medical purposes. It is valid for 12 months. When the certification is made, a unique Registration Number is generated and given to you as your “password” to register yourself in the MMJ Online System.
Assist with Online Registration
The state’s MMJ ONLINE SYSTEM is designed to allow patients to register themselves with the Massachusetts medical marijuana program. If desired, we offer a Registration Assistance Service for a fee of $35. You must bring photo ID and proof of residency for us to register you. Be sure you have a valid email address and password. There is also a $50 registration fee, payable to the state with a credit or debit card.
Your MassHealth card can save you $50
We will scan and enter all needed documents and data to ensure you are properly registered before you leave. This service also includes assistance in obtaining a waiver of the $50 state license fee for patients with proof of a verified financial hardship. Recipients of MassHealth or SSI qualify. To process the waiver, be sure to bring one of the following documents to your appointment: your official MassHealth card, a Supplemental Security Income benefit verification letter, your State or Federal tax return from this year or last year (including all attached schedules and forms such as Form W-2, Form 1099, etc.), or your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”) statement from the current year.