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CED Clinic provides comprehensive medical marijuana evaluations to Massachusetts residents who suffer from both chronic and acute ailments. Patients who qualify that are interested in pursuing medical marijuana as an alternative treatment method can now request an appointment with CED Clinic to be evaluated for a medical marijuana card. During the consultation, the doctor will spend time with the patient discussing their presenting symptoms, their underlying condition, and the treatment methods they have tried in the past. The attending clinician will use their medical expertise and judgement to determine whether or not the patient will benefit from obtaining a medical marijuana card. Once a patient has completed their consultation and has been approved, the physician will provide a written recommendation that is recognized by the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program, allowing the therapeutic use of cannabis. The helpful staff will assist certified individuals with application submissions, making the entire process a stress-free experience from start to finish.

Details:

First Time: $150

Follow Up: $150

Renewal: $150

Discount Price: $150

Booking Fee: $0

Length: 20 min

Insurance Accepted: Yes

Languages: English, Spanish

Years In Practice: 16

Office Hours:

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Pre-Visit Requirements

  1. Be 18+ years of age.
  2. Must be a legal resident of MA.
  3. Patients must be diagnosed with a qualifying condition under MA State Law:
    • To obtain medical records confirming your diagnosis, complete a medical records release and send it to the doctor who has your records.
  4. Medical records can be faxed to the office of CED Clinic, please call the office for more information
  5. Discounts are provided at the sole discretion of CED Clinic, to learn more about discounted rates please call the office directly.

Cannabis Doctor Info

The office of CED Clinic is based out of Newton near Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Watertown, Cambridge, Belmont, Needham, Waltham, and Somerville. Qualified patients may find that they can obtain a medical marijuana card with the help of the compassionate medical practitioners at CED Clinic. Medicinal cannabis has proven to be beneficial for many residents throughout the states. Now patients located in Massachusetts can pursue this alternative treatment method with the assistance of CED Clinic. All of the medical practitioners at CED Clinic have taken the necessary steps to be able to recommend medical marijuana to patients in Massachusetts.

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CED Clinic Reviews

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Ryan H.

April 7, 2019

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First heard of Dr Caplan on /r/BostonTrees subreddit. Made my appointment online, for the next day, and did all paperwork online before I came in. Building is very professional and comfortable, with great parking, and close to where I live. As I expected, doc was kind, thorough, and efficient. We reviewed my medical history, talked about what I had been doing in the past, and discussed a host of treatment ideas, and not just marijuana. I learned about different options and lots of choices, and received handouts to learn even more. I plan to follow up in a few months, and I look forward to it.


Elizabeth P.

April 7, 2019

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I followed Dr Caplan from his position as the Medical Director of Canna Care Docs to CED Clinic - and would follow him again. I have had years of back pain and arthritis - my wrists and knees and hips. Dr Caplan has helped me understand much more about marijuana, and I have to say, it has been a wonderful improvement for me. Every time I come in, I learn something new and amazing. It's a new industry for me, and I feel very well supported.


Benjamin T.

April 7, 2019

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My visit with Dr. Caplan made it comforting to know that someone was on my side. I was surprised to find that Dr. Caplan does more than just write scripts for people to take to dispensaries. He sees some of his patients on a regular basis to personalize treatment plans and it's clear he cares about education and the destigmatization of medical cannabinoids. He goes to assisted living centers, medical expos, wellness centers, and more to speak with people on the matter. This is his passion!


Jeff E.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan is extremely patient and compassionate. He answered all of my questions and gave me a great deal of useful information (while emphasizing that I didn’t have to absorb all of it right away). He encouraged me to contact him with any more questions I might have after the appointment, and began the process of registering me immediately after I left. I had an email from the Commonwealth of MA before I got home, and completed the application online within a few minutes. It couldn’t have been an easier or more stress-free experience.

 Dr. Caplan truly believes in the effectiveness of cannabis as a medicinal tool, and is committed to making it more widely available for that purpose and in dispelling the ocean of ignorance that has unfortunately been created around it in our society. I can’t recommend him highly enough.


Irene C.

April 7, 2019

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Very knowledgeable and compassionate.


Laura M.

April 7, 2019

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I had such a good experience with Dr Caplan of CED Clinic. Medical: I had a lot of worries going in, and Dr Caplan put me at ease with his knowledge and calm manner. As a family doctor, he asked good questions about my extensive medical background, in a supportive way. He used normal people words instead of medical gobbledygook! (I had just an hour before been at an appointment with a medical person who thought I should understand when he talked about my distal iliolumbar neuropathy - or something like that, I had no idea what he was talking about - so I especially noticed when Dr Caplan used normal words that any person would know.) Educational: He provided excellent information for total newbies, showed some devices, talked about legal stuff, and gave great info about local clinics and huge discounts available. I'm used to doctors providing pretty poor educational materials, but Dr Caplan's infographics and handouts were a thing of beauty - informative, easy to read, and visually simple. I hope Dr Caplan writes a book because I will buy it. Logistics: This is such a streamlined practice, it is easy to get in soon, and respectful of your time. I got an appointment within less than 2 days, scheduled online, filled out my info online beforehand, found parking easily, was in and out quickly, and received the email with next steps, instructions, and application activation code in 1.5 hour! Can't possibly be easier than this.


Timothy Y.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan was very friendly, extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend and I am looking forward to having him as a health resource.


Ashley S.

April 7, 2019

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I wasn't sure what to expect from the initial appointment, it was informative, educational and an overall great experience! Dr. Caplan is easy-going, kind, and gave clear detailed information about medical cannabis and MA medical dispensaries. I would highly recommend Dr. Caplan, his Clinic and his knowledge are certainly worth the 5-star reviews!


Kemel J.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan is approachable, understanding and very knowledgeable in his work. In his 30 minutes he covers everything about MMJ and provides sheets to take home.


Aaron S.

April 7, 2019

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Excellent experience! Dr Caplan is warm, caring, compassionate doc. I have already brought family and friends to see him, and continue to recommend him broadly, and without second thought. Before coming in, I was apprehensive about joining the marijuana system, but Dr Caplan has been incredibly empathetic and supportive, explained how the system works, what the options are for newbies, and I felt comfortable the whole time. I can't imagine where I would be if my friends hadn't encouraged me to come see him too. I am so grateful!


Barbara M.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan was coincidentally recommended by both my dentist and a close friend. I was concerned about finding a high level, knowledgeable, physician in a professional setting who understood using cannabis in a safe and effective manner. I can't recommend Dr. Caplan more highly. His knowledge is vast and I am grateful for his expertise, care and compassion. To sleep well again is life-changing. Very few things literally change someone's life. Dr. Caplan's knowledge and guidance on cannabis did that for me.


Mark L.

April 7, 2019

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Honestly, I was hesitant to try cannabis. I have debilitating menstrual cramps and my OB/GYN recommended Dr. Caplan. I was more than a little hesitant to try cannibas because all I really knew about it was that people used it to get "high" - and that was not something I was interested in. This perspective totally changed when I actually came in and met with Dr. Caplan. He was incredibly understanding and really took the time to ease my mind about the whole process, what kind of options there were to choose from, what they might do, and what would probably appeal to me. He spent a lot of time answering all my questions (and I had a lot!). Not once did I feel rushed or embarrassed, in fact I felt like he really does care about my circumstances, and wanted for me to feel confident and prepared .


Rachel M.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan was thorough in his evaluation and friendly and accessible in his approach. He provided in depth information and step by step guidance for beginning the process of utilizing cannabis therapies. He is available to his patients by email and phone. I highly recommend an appointment with him if you are even remotely considering medicinal use. I was hesitant about this approach before my appointment but now, after talking with Dr. Caplan and learning a little bit more about the science, I am eager to explore and I feel better already!


Alan T.

April 7, 2019

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I came into marijuana medicine with zero experience. I must say, I've been learning a ton, and I would recommend it to anyone with terrible anxiety and depression. I saw Dr Caplan a few months ago, and from even before I met him, he has made himself available to me over email, for questions, more than even my regular doctor. A friend told me that I should see Dr Caplan, but I was still unsure about becoming a medical marijuana patient. I called and was able to speak with Dr Caplan directly. He took time, on the phone, even before he had met me, to explain the whole process, which helped me feel more comfortable putting a voice and personality to the process. Later, when I finally came in, during the visit, he spent almost 40 minutes with me, walking me through how cannabis might fit in with some of the other treatments I currently use. We have kept in touch over email since, like 3 or 4 random questions, and has always responded promptly. I think he is a truly special doctor, and from what I've read on Twitter, has a passion for educating and helping improve the perception of cannabis.


Stephanie W.

April 7, 2019

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I am a survivor of breast, uterine, and ovarian cancers, and Dr Caplan of CED Clinic is, hands down, the favorite voice of support and cannabis education for our hospital list-serv care group. I have seen him speak publicly, and on TV, and of course he is also my doctor. In spite of having what seems to be a crowd of patients who are mostly in terrible pain or have a generous helping of emotional/mental issues, I see him work tirelessly for his patients and for the cause, in general. I appreciate his leadership in the cannabis field. He is one in a million.


Michael J.

April 7, 2019

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full stars. I appreciate the great parking and simple scheduling system. I had an enjoyable visit with clear information and education about medical marijuana and the dispensaries. No fancy language, no time wasted. Works for me.


Matthew S.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan is an extremely knowledgeable doctor in his field and very easy to speak with about any questions and concerns you may have. As a person that suffers from anxiety, upon arriving at the office I felt welcomed and relaxed because the doctor is compassionate and kind. The office atmosphere is not what I expected at all and was very peaceful and relaxing, also there were snacks and beverages which I have never seen before in a doctor's office. I would highly recommend Dr. Caplan because he will take the time to answer every question that you may have about treatment. I made an appointment on a Saturday and was seen right away on the same day! Very easy process and very responsive. I am happy I chose Dr. Caplan!


Peter F.

April 7, 2019

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Super knowledgeable. Appreciated him being so patient and taking the time to learn more about me and explaining what treatment options were available.


Bob J.

April 7, 2019

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After years of ineffective pharmaceutical treatments for my autistic son, I sought to learn more about the risks and benefits of using medical cannabis to treat his sleep issues and anxiety. I cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Dr. Caplan at CED. He thoroughly and patiently explained the science behind the medicinal use of cannabis for my son’s medical conditions and helped me feel confident in moving forward with trying it with him. Dr. Caplan listened to all my concerns during our initial consultation and has been available both my phone and email to answer questions along the way. I would definitely encourage other families who are considering medical cannabis for their minor children to book a consultation with Dr. Caplan. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to do it for my own son.


Erin C.

April 7, 2019

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Dr Caplan is an inspirational doctor. In addition to being kind and compassionate, he is humble, honest, and seems to just love to learn and share what he has learned as broadly as he can. I followed Dr C from Canna Care, and I have always felt like I am his only patient, although I have read all about his active involvement in advocacy, education, and industry thought leadership, across the country, and I know many of my friends have felt like he is fully present with each of his patients, too. The new office is gorgeous - very well lit and inviting, with a beautiful waiting area and comfortable seats. The reception area is warm and friendly, while still appropriately private, and made me feel at home. My visits have typically ranged from 20-40 minutes, depending mostly on my own list of questions to follow up. The visit consists of a review of medical history and how things have been going, discussion of what is going on, both good and bad, and lots of time for Q&A. There is always teaching time, depending on what I want to learn (regulation changes, terpenes, new technology, etc) and I feel like there is always more to learn. It's a bit overwhelming sometimes, but I'm grateful Dr C is here. Thank you!


Jackson R.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan is a kind, caring, smart, energetic, thoughtful person. I feel lucky to have him to talk to and get advice from. His energy is so positive and infectious. He thinks about each patient as a whole human being, not another number. Please go visit him and find all of this out for yourself!


Zara I.

April 7, 2019

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I have been living with chronic illness for years, in and out of doctor offices for as long as I can remember. At first, I was anxious to come in. I have never liked medications or pills, and certainly never smoked or did any recreational things. I heard Dr Caplan speak at a Marijuana conference last year, and he seemed very kind, speaking in normal language and not medical jargon. So months later, I reached out to him, and he not only remembered me, but he explained the whole process of the medical system, including what to expect, what options there were for people dealing with my illness, how much it all costs, all of this before I had even come in or paid anything. When I finally came in, it was just as he had told me. The whole process is simple, effortless, and really no different from the doctors I've seen forever. Except that it is amazing to find that there are still doctors who care and treat people right. I wish I had come ages ago.


Colin C.

April 7, 2019

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I am brand new to the medical marijuana world. I have debilitating anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain, and PTSD from years in service. Dr. Caplan is a stand-up guy and a scholar. Solid experience. Worth every penny.


Robin K.

April 7, 2019

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I found Dr Caplan on recommendation from a few friends. I was able to schedule the exact time I wanted to come in (awesome that he was available on a holiday), filled out some surveys from his website, and the visit was surprisingly efficient. I spent about 5 minutes with his support staff, and had a full 30 minutes face to face with the doc. He was kind, considerate, and thorough with his review of my history. He shared a wealth of knowledge about cannabis products and the market availble to me, all that I had no idea about. I learned what to expect from dispensaries, from budtenders, from my own experience and changes over time. I have follow up planned - and I am actually excited to learn more next time!


Molly L.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan was wonderful and the appointment WAY exceeded my expectations. He is extremely knowledgable about cannabis and passionate about its medical uses. I learned a ton. He was also very patient about answering my questions. His office has lots of parking-very easy to deal with.


Jeffrey E.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan is extremely patient and compassionate. He answered all of my questions and gave me a great deal of useful information (while emphasizing that I didn't have to absorb all of it right away). He encouraged me to contact him with any more questions I might have after the appointment, and began the process of registering me immediately after I left. I had an email from the Commonwealth of MA before I got home, and completed the application online within a few minutes. It couldn't have been an easier or more stress-free experience. Dr. Caplan truly believes in the effectiveness of cannabis as a medicinal tool, and is committed to making it more widely available for that purpose and in dispelling the ocean of ignorance that has unfortunately been created around it in our society. I can't recommend him highly enough.


Charlie C.

April 7, 2019

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Timely, informative - a wonderful experience. Would recommend broadly.


Audrey L.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan's presence is so comforting, especially when it comes to a recently taboo subject: medical cannabis. He delineates a lot of things I thought were true, and educated me a bit about why the stigmas associated with medical cannabis are in place. His mission is to remove the stigma and educate people so that they can receive the immense health benefits they deserve. As someone battling cancer and having Crohn's Disease nearly my whole life, the treatment plan Dr. Caplan suggested helped me immensely. He truly cares about helping and getting to know you, trust me.


Lauren C.

April 7, 2019

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My third time renewing my license and I wish I had found Dr. Caplan earlier! Incredible customer service and a deft "bedside manner" - actually took the time to discuss different options for ingestion and how to even more precisely treat symptoms and more effectively use the medicine. Dr. Caplan, in due time, will prove to be way ahead of the curve with his approach and openness to discussing how medicinal marijuana can help millions. I hope the Mass Cannabis Commission is using him as a resource and an evangelist - we need more smart, engaging and informed medical professionals to usher in this new age in medicine - and for the fledgling Massachusetts marijuana marketplace. You'd be a fool to go to any other doctor for certification. (Not a paid endorser nor a friend of the Dr.'s - just someone who loves seeing true professionals enter the medicinal marijuana ecosphere.)


Christi C.

April 7, 2019

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I am new to the world of medical marijuana. I remain amazed at how seamless the experience was with Dr. Caplan's guidance. I made a same day appointment easily online. My experience at CED was first rate. Dr. Caplan was patient, clear and thorough. He answered all of my questions and his gentle manner made the visit much easier than I imagined it would be. It was obvious he had taken the time to read my completed questionnaire before I came in and I felt as if he was prepared to talk with me specifically rather than repeating a general introduction given the same way to each client. I left the meeting feeling empowered and ready for the next steps. By the time I got home I had received everything I needed to complete the registration process in my email. Dr. Caplan assured me that I could reach out with any questions and I believe he is genuinely interested in meeting the needs of folks who come in. He clearly values the collaboration and presents as a resourceful and respectful partner in health care and overall wellness. The experience from start to finish far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend CED.


Najwa W.

April 7, 2019

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I highly recommend Dr. Caplan as someone to certify you and also a resource. His warm presence makes you feel at ease, allowing you to be open without fear of judgment. Unlike the advice you get at a dispensary, Dr. Caplan breaks down the function of different cannabinoids and the temperatures they're released at. This knowledge allows patients to make the most of their medicine. He also offers suggestions on many home remedies and advice on discounts and deals when purchasing medicine so you can save money. After our appointment, Dr. Caplan and I stayed in touch via e-mail and continued to be a resource for me. I highly recommend being in his care, and his office is accessible and efficient.


Ben S.

April 7, 2019

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This guy. Super knowledgeable, definitely knows his stuff. He puts the medical in medical marijuana. His office is clean and easily accessible with good parking. Highly recommend


Peter A.

April 7, 2019

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I saw Dr. Caplan today for the first time after much procrastination. I have been struggling with generalized pain and dense fatigue secondary to autoimmune problems and had despaired of anything helping. Dr. Caplan was extremely knowledgeable and compassionate without being unrealistic. I'm looking forward to pursuing this course.


End S.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan is a very knowledgeable doctor who has extensive information and resources about medical marijuana that makes it easy and convenient for patients to learn about how cannabis can help them with their ailments and illnesses. In a world where there is still stigma surrounding the plant and it uses, Dr. Caplan makes it clear what has been effective for whom and can give great insight on how medical marijuana can change your life. He can answer all of your questions regarding cannabis and what uses may be right for you. The office is conveniently located and welcoming with plenty of snacks and drinks too! I highly recommend the clinic for anyone considering medical marijuana.


Justice S.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan is very easy to talk to. He is clearly dedicated to helping people with pain and anxiety feel better without pharmaceuticals. His style is to create ongoing relationships with his patients and to compile data from them to helping others. I am feeling much less pain and anxiety before I went to him. Timely with appt.


Shira E.

April 7, 2019

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Dr Caplan is a superb listener, smart, kind and extremely knowledgeable. I was most comfortable sharing with him my 'issues' and was extremely impressed with the experience he has had in this newly necessary medical opportunity


Joshua C.

April 7, 2019

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Dr. Caplan is an extremely knowledgeable doctor in his field and very easy to speak with about any questions and concerns you may have. As a person that suffers from anxiety, upon arriving at the office I felt welcomed and relaxed because the doctor is compassionate and kind. The office atmosphere is not what I expected at all and was very peaceful and relaxing, also there were snacks and beverages which I have never seen before in a doctor's office. I would highly recommend Dr. Caplan because he will take the time to answer every question that you may have about treatment. I made an appointment on a Saturday and was seen right away on the same day! Very easy process and very responsive. I am happy I chose Dr. Caplan!


Heather F.

April 7, 2019

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This is our second visit to Dr. Caplan in a year, and on both occasions, we were just blown away by his caring and compassion. He is a true healer, with a great heart, enormous patience, and extraordinary expertise. My wife and I were amazed to find a physician who truly puts his patients first, and who is passionate about figuring out the best way to help us with our chronic pain. In our 60+ years of experience with health care providers, Dr. Caplan is among the most committed, generous, and caring healers we have ever met.


Steve G.

April 7, 2019

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I can't recommend Dr. Caplan highly enough. This was my third medical marijuana certification review (original plus two renewals), and the previous two doctors were just perfunctory form-fillers in shabby offices in remote office parks. Dr. Caplan is a REAL cannabis doctor who's deeply knowledgeable about medical marijuana and clearly explains EXACTLY how to use it for YOUR specific conditions. He also has a real doctor's office in a real medical building right on Boylston Street (Route 9) in Chestnut Hill ( not far from NETA Brookline, my dispensary of choice.) AND THE VISIT IS COVERED BY MEDICAL INSURANCE! I've become somewhat knowledgeable about what works for my primary complaint (chronic pain from spinal stenosis w/ radiculopathy) and what to avoid, but he gave me brand new ways to deal with my insomnia (including how and when to use edibles, which hadn't worked for me before b/c I didn't really know what I was doing) and arthritis in my hands (including a simple recipe to make topical lotion that's stronger and cheaper than the commercial products). I interrupted him with frequent questions, which he answered at whatever level of detail and technical information I wanted. I had been deeply dissatisfied with the cannabis doctors I went to before, but Dr. Caplan is an outstanding DOCTOR who happens to specialize in medical marijuana because he cares about helping patients for whom traditional medicine hasn't fully met their needs. You can book appointments on his web site, although my wait time was more than 10 minutes (during which I filled out his online patient questionnaire on my phone and ate all the Kit Kats in his candy basket), it was well worth it. This is a relatively new practice, I believe, and it's going to get a lot busier as word spreads. But just do yourself a favor and go: this is what state-of-the-art medical marijuana care is supposed to be like.


Nancy O.

April 7, 2019

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I recently had my first appointment with Dr. Caplan after reading negative reviews of so many other medical marijuana certification "places". I can't say enough good things about my visit with him. To start with he's a very compassionate, caring doctor. I'm a 63 yr old woman and had never used marijuana or "street drugs", so I was feeling nervous about trying it. I recently started chemo therapy at Dana-Farber and the side effects have been difficult to deal with. In particular, insomnia and a bit of evening anxiety. He is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of medical marijuana .Dr. Caplan patiently explained how there are so many options to chose from and exactly what each was helpful for. With that said, he suggested several products for me to try. I now know what helps me, but each person has to use the information he gives and then try different products from a reputable medical dispensary. I plan to have a 2nd appt. with him in a few months just to get his feedback on my experiences and possibly more recommendations. It's not necessary to go back to him after getting your certification, but he truly knows so much about the medicinal benefits that I'd like to learn even more. I highly recommend him.


Robert M.

November 27, 2018

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Dr. Caplan is an extremely knowledgeable doctor in his field and very easy to speak with about any questions and concerns you may have. As a person that suffers from anxiety, upon arriving at the office I felt welcomed and relaxed because the doctor is compassionate and kind. The office atmosphere is not what I expected at all and was very peaceful and relaxing, also there were snacks and beverages which I have never seen before in a doctor's office. I would highly recommend Dr. Caplan because he will take the time to answer every question that you may have about treatment. I made an appointment on a Saturday and was seen right away on the same day! Very easy process and very responsive. I am happy I chose Dr. Caplan!


Justice S.

June 5, 2018

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Dr. Caplan is extremely patient and compassionate. He answered all of my questions and gave me a great deal of useful information (while emphasizing that I didn't have to absorb all of it right away). He encouraged me to contact him with any more questions I might have after the appointment, and began the process of registering me immediately after I left. I had an email from the Commonwealth of MA before I got home, and completed the application online within a few minutes. It couldn't have been an easier or more stress-free experience. Dr. Caplan truly believes in the effectiveness of cannabis as a medicinal tool, and is committed to making it more widely available for that purpose and in dispelling the ocean of ignorance that has unfortunately been created around it in our society. I can't recommend him highly enough.


Ellison M.

June 1, 2018

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Excellent Experience, top to bottom. I scheduled my appointment on CED clinic website, got in the next day - and visit was informative, and doc was kind, compassionate, and amazingly knowledgeable. I intend to follow him as a permanent addition to my healthcare and would recommend widely.


Sara E.

May 25, 2018

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Awesome doctor. Super easy to talk to. I'm shy but felt comfortable and supported. Great teacher too. I had no idea there was so much to know!