Thomas Green, MD

I went into medicine to try to cure and to alleviate pain, both physical and psychological. During the 11 years of medical school, internship and residency I was introduced to the science and the possibilities of improving lives and the harsh realities of inability to do so at all times.After residency, when I opened my practice, I had the world opened to me. I was now able to practice using pharmaceutical medications and learn about their off label uses. When we learn the theory of the pharmaceutical properties, we can start to consider their use in ways that the DEA has not yet studied. Over time I also had the chance to work closely with naturopathic physicians and chiropractors and to experience their contrasting methods of approaching diseases from the way I was trained. And we all shared the same hope of improvement of the human condition.The use of Cannabis has been a conundrum for practicing MDs. Since it’s use is still a federal offence, one has to consider the possible loss of their DEA license for prescribing Cannabis. For MDs much of the knowledge of the drug is anaecdotal from their patients.Now after 11 years of training and 32 years of clinical practice I have had the chance to evaluate the use and misuse of many drugs. I hope to share my experiences with others.

Recent articles

Could Ireland Be Softening Its Stance On Cannabis?

Prevailing attitudes in Ireland still hold cannabis as a dangerous substance, in contrast to the support of strictly-controlled medicinal marijuana.

The Science Behind Marijuana And Migraines

It's estimated that over 1 billion individuals worldwide suffer from the debilitating pain of migraines. And now new research shows that CBD may help.

5 Animal Videos To Save Your Week: Oct. 14

This week's column features a couple of cute cats, a UPS delivery dog, and a skating bulldog.

Post Press: What To Do With Marijuana Rosin Chips

You’re going to need a whole lot of leftover rosin chips to reap the benefits, so the flatiron pressed buds will have to collect over a long period of time or not be used at all.

Combating An Overactive Bladder With THC And CBD

OAB (sometimes called “spastic bladder”) is the frequent and urgent need to empty your bladder.

Science Says This Is The Best Way To Train Your Dog

Positive reinforcement (giving treats and kisses to your dog when they behave correctly) is one of the world's most popular ways of training dogs. But is this the best way?

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Marijuana As Treatment For Prostate Cancer: Here’s What Doctors Know

Recently there has been interest in prostate cancer and treatment with cannabis. I have treated men with prostate cancer for over 35 years.

Ask Dr. Green: How Can I Use Marijuana To Deal With Chemotherapy?

When considering any drug to manage side effects of chemotherapy, we have to realize that we do not have a single medication that will manage all side effects.

Ask A Doctor: Can Cannabis Help You Last Longer In Bed?

My advice is that if premature ejaculation is due to anxiety and the patient is already an occasional smoker, a low dose of cannabis which can alleviate anxiety may help the situation.

A Doctor’s Tips For Marijuana Dosing So You Don’t Get Too High

Marijuana dosing, what is the trick and how do I keep from getting too high? Here's a story that newcomers can understand.

Holidays Got You Down? A Look At Cannabis And Depression

Cannabis can improve the lives of those suffering from anxiety and depression. We need more clinical studies to determine how we can make this type of treatment more effective.

Why Won’t My Doctor Prescribe Medical Marijuana For Me?

Patients turn to their physician hoping for treatment for their symptoms, but hit a brick wall when discussing marijuana as a treatment option.