Happy New Year 2018!


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!


Starting The New Year Right!

Doc Tommy is again the NYC go-to MMJ authority and is quoted in the Daily Mail article, Most doctors would prescribe medical marijuana to children with cancer, study shows:

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Good news!

Listed below are states that accept out-of-state medical marijuana authorizations!  While the list is currently small and not every state allows you to obtain your prescription from their dispensaries, the list is expected to grow.  For more info on each state’s regulations, click here.

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Only 29 states have legalized MMJ as of November 30, 2017.  

For a map with more in-depth details and state marijuana laws, click here to visit the NORML website.

Even Better News!

In effect as of December 27, 2017, the New York State Department has accorded new regulations to improve the state’s Medical Marijuana Program for patients, practitioners and registered organizations. The new regulations provide:

  • improved experiences for patients and visitors at dispensing facilities5 new registered organizations are authorized to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana;
  • improvements for the department to approve new courses that will allow prospective practitioners to complete their training in a shorter amount of time;
    • DocTommy.comnurse practitioners and physician assistants are now permitted to certify patients —  and…  drumroll…
  • the sale of additional medical marijuana products “including topicals such as ointments, lotions and patches; solid and semi-solid products, including chewable and effervescent tablets and lozenges; and certain non-smokable forms of ground plant material.” (Source: eaglenewsonline)
    • Home delivery of MMJ is now permitted!

Hurray! Don’t forget to thank Senators Chuck Schumer, Kristine Gillebrand and your local representatives for listening and doing their jobs to secure and enhance our healthcare needs!

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 new administration and its choices for its officers.

New Study Shows Marijuana Legalization is Lowering Alcohol Consumption.  While Big Alcohol,  Big Tobacco and Big Pharma are at the forefront of the anti-legalization of marijuana movement, more states are changing their position on cannabis with more than 64 percent of voters nationwide desiring the end of the plant’s prohibition. Marijuana reform has had a significant impact on alcohol sales with a 15-percent decline in some states, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University. Researchers sourced data from the Nielsen Retail Scanner database (which records sales data from 90 retail chains nationwide) for more accurate portrayals of actual usage rates.

  • “If people [are] still trying to decide between the two substances need a little help making a choice and weren’t already swayed by sales statistics, the 90,000 lives claimed annually by alcohol abuse may do the trick — especially when you consider that  nobody ever has died as the direct result of cannabis consumption.”  −Constellation CEO Rob Sands. Read MORE of this fascinating article…

Most doctors would prescribe medical marijuana to children with cancer, study shows.  Doc Tommy is interviewed in this article.  A study from Northwestern University surveyed 288 healthcare professionals and found that 92 percent would prescribe marijuana to a child with cancer. But those who were qualified to do so were more reluctant to prescribe a child with the alternative medicine for fear or risking their medical license. This is due to the lack of regulations on dosage for children and some hospitals’ policies that prohibit doctors from prescribing it .  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 2017 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 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

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.

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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.