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.

Author’s recent posts:

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.

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

I have been diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer and some of my friends suggested I try marijuana to help with the side effects of chemotherapy.

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.

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.

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.

Here’s Why The FDA Approval Of Epidiolex Is Significant, According To Dr. Green

The FDA has made a big step forward with the approval of Epidiolex, the first approved medication derived directly from the cannabis plant.

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.

As Opioid Crisis Worsens, It’s Time To Consider Cannabis As A Treatment

We have an opioid emergency in the United States.  Not all can see this first hand, but it is here, damaging individuals, families and our economy.

PTSD And Cannabis: Why The FDA-Approved Study Is Great For Doctors

We often see PTSD in the headlines along with the hardships it has had upon those who have served our country so valiantly. Yet this barely scratches the surface of the damage this disorder has had on all of the individuals who suffer.

Ask The Doctor: Can I Use Marijuana During My Pregnancy?

I’m 11 weeks pregnant and suffer from some pretty bad morning sickness. Can marijuana help with my nausea? Is cannabis safe for pregnant women?