ABSTRACT Background: The legalization of cannabis for adult use is being increasingly embraced in several countries and local entities. A driving force for these changes has been the individual, family, community, societal, and economic costs of cannabis prohibition, which have […]
Alex Berenson is a former New York Times reporter and the author of Tell Your Children: The Truth About Madness, Marijuana and Violence, a controversial tome that has been widely dismissed by many scientists as a cherry-picking, fearmongering book that […]
The most extreme pro-cannabis narratives claim that cannabis is harmless, even a cure-all for diseases that has been suppressed by greedy pharmaceuticals. The anti-cannabis narrative, meanwhile, has used alarmist reporting to imply that smoking weed will turn you into a […]
In January 2019, cannabis legalization seemed imminent in New York. For years, legalization had been blocked by the Republican-controlled State Senate, but now there was a new Democratic majority. The only question seemed to be how – not whether – the legal framework […]
Background: Medicine stands at the threshold of numerous applications for medical marijuana. If the US adopts a thoughtful and comprehensive policy to deliver access to medical marijuana, we have the opportunity to improve public health and simultaneously improve healthcare policy […]
Dr. Peter Grinspoon speaks with Thinking Outside the Bud podcast host Bruce Eckfeldt.
“We must stop using a sledgehammer to kill a weed.” – David L. Nathan MD, DFPA Analytical Cannabis covers Dr. Nathan’s testimony to members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on crime, terrorism, and homeland security. Full article at Analytical Cannabis
DFCR Founder David Nathan testifies at the first U.S. Congressional Committee Hearing on Cannabis Legalization
I speak to you today as the founder and board president of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation (or DFCR). DFCR is the leading national physicians’ association dedicated to the legalization, taxation and – above all – the effective regulation of cannabis for adults. DFCR has hundreds of respected physician members in nearly every US state and territory.
Doctors Group Pushes For Legalizing Marijuana, from NY State of Politics, Spectrum News, 6/12/2019. As medical professionals and healthcare providers, our first and foremost obligation is to protect the health of our patients. Our lifelong commitment to improving public health and patients’ quality […]
Dr. Peter Grinspoon writes for Harvard Health Blog about cannabis edibles. Full article: Cannabis is medicine – don’t make it taste good
June 5, 2019 Re: Testimony in support of HB 110, The Delaware Marijuana Control Act Dear Honorable Members of the Revenue & Finance Committee: I recently retired after 23 years as the Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research […]
Spectrum News New York coverage of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation backing the legalization of marijuana in New York.
David L. Nathan, MD, Joycelyn Elders, MD, Bryon Adinoff, MD. 21st Century Reefer Madness, Psychiatric Times, Volume 36 Issue 4. April 10, 2019
April 6, 2019 Medical Affairs Committee South Carolina Senate Columbia, SC RE: S.366 Chairman Verdin and committee members: Thank you for the opportunity to provide the Committee with my testimony supporting the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act. My name is […]
Testimony before the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee on S. 2703 New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act David L. Nathan, MD, DFAPA March 18, 2019 Thank you and good afternoon Chairman Scutari and honorable members of the New […]
March 16, 2019 Texas House Public Health CommitteeTexas House of RepresentativesAustin, Texas RE: H.B. 1365 Members: Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today in support of H.B.1365 My name is Bryon Adinoff. I recently retired after 23 […]
March 4, 2019 Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Texas House of Representatives Austin, Texas RE: H.B. 63 (Moody) Members: Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today in support of H.B.63. My name is Bryon Adinoff. I recently retired after […]
Dr. Peter Grinspoon speaks with Blunt Talk Podcast host Brit Smith.
Testimony before the Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee on S. 54 – An act relating to the regulation of cannabis David L. Nathan, MD, DFAPA January 31, 2019 Thank you and good morning Senator Sears and members of the Vermont Senate […]