The use of marijuana to treat health issues is a hot topic, and big pharmaceutical companies are researching the possibilities.
At this time the state of the research is explained by Dr. Bertha Madras of Harvard University: “In reality, there is no such thing as “medical marijuana”; that is, there is not a particular type of marijuana used for medicinal purposes, let alone for a specific, proven medical purpose. Physician recommendations for medicinal use of smoked marijuana (obtainable in a dispensary) are not grounded in systematic, evidence-based research, which is the hallmark of our system.”—Bertha MadrasContinue reading →
By February 16, a mural on the side of Wellstone, a Colorado Springs medical marijuana “pharmacy” had been taken down. A figure resembling the popular Cookie Monster of Sesame Street fame had been painted on the building two weeks earlier. Many children were attracted to the popular children’s TV character carrying a plate of cookies, as well as a huge ice cream cone painted along the building’s exterior. There had been a local uproar over the picture and its appropriateness for a medical marijuana dispensary.
Part 1 (We’ve divided this blog into 2 parts)Any psychiatrist who dismisses the effect of drugs on your child’s condition — when there are illicit drugs, marijuana, or legal drugs obtained illegally — should probably be dismissed. Insurance companies aren’t qualified to make this decision. If you don’t want your child set on a track of permanent psychiatric treatment or condition, it’s wise to find a psychiatrist who is Board Certified in Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Treatment.Continue reading →
Today the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Tracking Authority (RMHIDTA) issued a Press Release. The report counters much of the drug lobbying group’s “spin” on marijuana.
Spin: Drug Policy Alliance’s recent Status Report: Marijuana Legalization in Colorado After One Year of Retail Sales  and Two Years of Decriminalization ” claims: “Since the first retail marijuana stores opened on January 1st, 2014, the state of Colorado has benefitted from a decrease in crime rates…”
Truth: According to Denver Police Department’s National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS), total reported crimes for all Continue reading →