It was just another day at the office for the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
The school’s medical marijuana program, which has seen hundreds of patients in its first month, was about to launch.
But that was all a bit too quick.
The medical marijuana legislation passed last month by the state’s General Assembly was not only wildly unpopular, it was also so flawed that it left thousands of patients and their caregivers, who have been suffering from chronic conditions for decades, completely out of luck.
With the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state, medical marijuana patients are no longer protected from the worst aspects of the new legal marijuana system.
In fact, the new law is so bad that it’s already causing patients to flee Massachusetts altogether.
With only a few weeks left in the year, many patients are not even sure what to do.
“We are on our own,” said Dr. William S. Tarr, a psychiatrist and director of the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program, during a recent conference call with reporters.
“The worst thing that can happen is the worst thing can happen.
We are not allowed to go out.
We can’t leave the house.
We have no way to get to our offices.”
The medical cannabis program is an ambitious project.
It was established in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 and has seen some of the most devastating effects of the drug’s legalization.
A new law, which was signed by Governor Charlie Baker in July, will allow physicians to prescribe cannabis oil to patients who are sick with severe and chronic conditions.
It’s a relief for many patients who have faced years of chronic pain, but it is a major setback for the thousands of people who live in the Boston area, who can no longer use the drug to alleviate their symptoms.
Telling patients they can’t use cannabis oil because it is dangerous is like telling them they can only go out with their friends and have beer.
That’s just plain wrong, said Dr