In the Media (selected)

DFCR Expert Mikhail Kogan Responds to New Guidelines for use of Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain

Recently new guidelines were issued on medical cannabis for chronic pain. An excerpt: Chronic pain patients can be treated with ...
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Delta-8-THC Promises to Get You High Without the Paranoia or Anxiety

Article excerpt: Delta-9-THC, the main drug in cannabis plants that gets people high, can also be a potent medicine. It ...
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Setting the Standard for Cannabis Labeling

David L. Nathan, MD on introducing the Universal Cannabis Product Symbol and the Universal Cannabis Information Label at Cannabis Science ...
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Drug Policy Alliance Leads Extensive Coalition of Public Health Organizations and Professionals in Calling on Congress to Support Marijuana Reform

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) led a group of 16 public health organizations and over 100 public ...
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Local leadership speak out in opposition to Missouri medical marijuana initiative

From the article: When voters head to the polls in November two initiatives regarding the legalization of medical marijuana will ...
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CBG May Be The New CBD

Article excerpt: “CBG is interesting in a lot of different ways,” says Peter Grinspoon, MD, primary care physician at Massachusetts ...
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The Science of the Endocannabinoid System

Originally appeared at the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine The-Science-of-the-Endocannabinoid-System ...
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Building on Portland’s Vision of Equity: Q&A with Cannabis Program Supervisor Dasheeda Dawson

Article excerpt: Portland’s Office of Community & Civic Life named Dasheeda Dawson as its new cannabis program supervisor earlier this month, ...
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Portland’s New Cannabis Chief Dasheeda Dawson Has Big Plans

Article excerpt: Dasheeda Dawson, the new head of Portland, Ore.’s Cannabis Program, believes it’s essential to disseminate accurate information about ...
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Portland Civic Life Leader To Revamp Cannabis Social Equity

Article excerpt: Brooklyn native Dasheeda Dawson was recently put in charge the Cannabis Program of Portland, Oregon’s Office of Community ...
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Legal cannabis industry must reckon with systemic racism

Article excerpt: Systemic racism isn’t just intertwined with the criminalization of cannabis, but in the legal industry, too. Breaking into ...
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Dr. Lester Grinspoon encouraged America to ‘reconsider’ marijuana

Article excerpt: Dr. Lester Grinspoon passed away peacefully this morning, just a day after celebrating his 92nd birthday. As a ...
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Dr. Rachel Knox questions cannabis tax funding in Portland

Article excerpt: In 2016, Portland voters approved a 3 percent local tax on cannabis sales—money that was promised to fund ...
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City of Portland Welcomes Dasheeda Dawson as Cannabis Program Supervisor

The City of Portland has released a statement welcoming Dasheeda Dawson, a board member of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, as ...
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Doctors for Cannabis Regulation Announces the Appointment of Dr. Rachel Knox

Media Contact: Stephen Carter E: media@dfcr.org Ph: (202) 930-0097 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Doctors for Cannabis Regulation Announces the Appointment of ...
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Cannabis Policy Now Podcast: Why Doctors Support Regulating Cannabis

DFCR President and Founder Dr. David Nathan recently spoke to the Cannabis Policy Now podcast to talk about why more ...
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Medical Canabis Telehealth Gets Green Light During COVID Pandemic

“It’s mostly talking and at the end patients get an electronic copy of everything. They don’t even have to take ...
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How To Handle A Bad High, According To A Doctor

While they may feel scary, bad highs typically aren’t life-threatening, says Peter Grinspoon, MD, primary care physician at Massachusetts General ...
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Dr. David Nathan talks COVID-19 with NJ Cannabis Insider

In a recent conversation published in NJ Cannabis Insider, David Nathan, a Princeton-based psychiatrist and the founder of Doctors for ...
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Monica Taing talks CBD

Speaking with the publication Every Day Health, DFCR board member Monica Taing touched on the “entourage effect” in cannabis. Article ...
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DFCR Cautions Against Smoking and Vaping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. – The global COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered life around the world. The disease, which causes serious respiratory ...
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DFCR and other medical professionals, cannabis advocates, law enforcement officials, and clergy call for the cease of cannabis arrests and release of incarcerated cannabis offenders in light of COVID-19

Washington, D.C. — The Marijuana Policy Project and other organizations are urging law enforcement officials to dramatically curtail arrests for ...
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DFCR and other medical professionals, cannabis advocates, and law enforcement officials urge governors and legislative leaders to preserve and ensure cannabis access amid social distancing

Washington, D.C. — In response to escalating efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing, the Marijuana Policy ...
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Public radio program discusses cannabis legalization in New York and Connecticut

WSHU Public Radio, which broadcasts in New York and Connecticut, invited Dr. David Nathan to its program to discuss cannabis ...
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Dr. Rachel Knox Discusses Mississippi Medical Cannabis Campaign

Mississippians for Compassionate Care invited Dr. Rachel Knox to discuss their “Medical Marijuana 2020” campaign, which seeks to legalize medical ...
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Conversations With Cannabis Influencers – Dr. Peter Grinspoon (Podcast)

David Hershkovits – Founder, Publisher and previous Editor in Chief of PAPER Magazine – explores the budding cannabis industry through ...
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Medical marijuana dispensary technician program comes to Raritan Valley Community College

Article excerpt: As the marijuana industry buds in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College is offering a new program designed ...
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The Cut: Peter Grinspoon answers questions about CBD

“The enthusiasm for CBD has clearly outpaced the hard-core scientific evidence for what it actually does,” says Peter Grinspoon, instructor ...
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Military Matters Podcast: Cannabis – what are the facts, and can it be helpful?

Military Matters, a podcast that explores issues important to service members, veterans, contractors, and the communities that support them. Episode ...
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Al Harrington Washington Post

Al Harrington encourages the NBA to allow CBD use, reduce opioid use

Al Harrington, the former NBA forward and founder of cannabis company Viola, is championing medical cannabis in basketball. “The day-to-day ...
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A Look Inside the First Annual Science of Cannabis Symposium

Article excerpt: The Science of Cannabis Symposium held its first annual meeting on November 15, 2019, at Columbia University in ...
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New Jersey Lawmakers Taking Steps To Put Cannabis Legalization On The 2020 Ballot

New Jersey Assembly and Senate committees held hearings on Thursday to discuss a resolution that would put the question of ...
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New Jersey Medical Marijuana Town Hall Discusses Possible Changes to West Orange Zoning

Article excerpt: In response to the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis (Marijuana) Act, which was signed into law by ...
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State cannabis laws present medical malpractice conundrum

The dispensing of medical marijuana varies significantly by state, with some states allowing risker environments than others, said Monica Bopha ...
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Dr. Peter Grinspoon debates on cannabis and mental health

Alex Berenson is a former New York Times reporter and the author of Tell Your Children: The Truth About Madness, ...
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Talking About the Cons of Cannabis

The most extreme pro-cannabis narratives claim that cannabis is harmless, even a cure-all for diseases that has been suppressed by ...
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Podcast: Thinking Outside the Bud with Dr. Peter Grinspoon

Dr. Peter Grinspoon speaks with Thinking Outside the Bud podcast host Bruce Eckfeldt. Peter Grinspoon, MD, is a primary care physician ...
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U.S. Congress’ Hearing to End Cannabis Prohibition

“We must stop using a sledgehammer to kill a weed.” – David L. Nathan MD, DFPA Analytical Cannabis covers Dr ...
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Physicians’ Appeal for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in the State of New York

Doctors Group Pushes For Legalizing Marijuana, from NY State of Politics, Spectrum News, 6/12/2019. As medical professionals and healthcare providers, ...
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Dr. Peter Grinspoon writes about cannabis edibles for Harvard Health Blog

Dr. Peter Grinspoon writes for Harvard Health Blog about cannabis edibles. Full article: Cannabis is medicine – don’t make it ...
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Doctors Group Supports Legalizing Cannabis in New York

Spectrum News New York coverage of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation backing the legalization of marijuana in New York ...
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Study proving efficacy of CBD in battling opioid addiction may pave way for widespread cannabis and hemp-based medical treatment

Article excerpt: A study has found that Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could prove effective in treating ...
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Podcast: Blunt Talk Podcast with Dr. Peter Grinspoon

Dr. Peter Grinspoon speaks with Blunt Talk Podcast host Brit Smith. Peter Grinspoon, MD, is a primary care physician at Massachusetts ...
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Cannabis use risk for violence and psychosis “simply not supported by science” (Video)

“Psychosis is a known risk for violence and cannabis use is a known risk for psychosis,” @AlexBerenson, former NYT reporter ...
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NJ Lawmakers Hear Testimony On Adult Use Cannabis Legislation

CBS 3 Philadelphia covers testimony to New Jersey lawmakers by Dr. David L. Nathan, Founder and President of Doctors for ...
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4 Reasons It’s Hard to Judge Cannabis Studies

“There’s just so much noise and chatter because there’s so many harm studies being funded, much more so than benefit ...
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Physicians organize to seek cannabis regulation, not prohibition

The island of Manhattan has hundreds of stores selling alcohol and tobacco products and pharmacies offering prescription drugs, not to ...
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How cannabis can be a weapon in NJ’s war on addiction

“In states where medical cannabis is legal, recent studies have shown a 25 percent reduction in prescription opioid overdose deaths,” ...
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Physicians voice their support for cannabis legalization in Massachusetts

Asked about concerns about overloaded emergency rooms, Jordan Tishler, a spokesman for Doctors for Cannabis Regulation who prescribes medical marijuana ...
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The stark difference in how doctors and the government view cannabis

The Washington Post covers the differing views on marijuana ...
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Doctors vs. Bureaucrats: The Battle to Legalize Cannabis

David Jenison, Editor-in-Chief at PRØHBTD speaks with Dr. Sunil Aggarwal regarding how the primary force opposing prohibition has been medical ...
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Medical Doctors Unite to End Prohibition – PRØHBTD

David Jenison, Editor-in-Chief at PRØHBTD, sits down with Dr. David L. Nathan, President of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, to discuss ...
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More and more doctors want to make cannabis legal

President and Founder of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation (DFCR) David. L. Nathan speaks with the Washington Post regarding the formation ...
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