Medical Marijuana and Psychiatry

Patients have been asking me one question with increasing frequency: What do you think about medical marijuana?

Marijuana Killed My Soul and Ruined My Brain
What are you willing to give up in order to keep using or drinking?

Should our laws acknowledge and meaningfully address marijuana’s potential harms by investing new tax revenues in science-based public education?

Compassionate Populism on the Road to Rediscovering Cannabis as Medicine

As the reputation of medical cannabis among cancer patients grows, so does its acceptance among medical professionals and government officials.

Cannabis Crossroads: I Wish You Had Stayed
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Standing up and putting on your coat, your departing comment was, “I’m not going to listen to this. You can’t get addicted to marijuana.” I’m sorry you didn’t stick around.

Is the Road to Legalization Paved with Risk for the Heavy User?
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The claims are made, both stridently and with certainty. Marijuana is not addictive. Marijuana is not a gateway drug. But, how are these words interpreted?

He Changed His Mind About Marijuana Laws. Why?
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TV personality Art Linkletter’s 20 year-old daughter committed suicide in 1969. He believed she was experiencing an LSD flashback when she jumped from a window.

Cannabis Has Medical Value; Medical Marijuana is a Fraud

Let’s move ahead with genuinely medical cannabis products, and stop using “medicating” as a euphemism for getting wasted. People who really want to…

What Was the Biggest Addiction Moment of 2014?

We asked our professional contributors to reflect on the year, and share with us the most shocking or significant event that left an impact on the addiction industry.

Marijuana Retail Stores: Do We Really Need Them?

The moral status of selling cannabis aside, real local burdens exist for having retail stores, just as they do for having liquor stores. So why not allow home delivery?

When the Price of Prohibition Became Questionable

As the momentum away from marijuana prohibition gains strength, my memory of what happened to a 24-year-old soldier from Ohio keeps a key question in my mind.