In the Media (selected)

Pa. patients swear by cannabis as a tool to fight opioid addiction. The research still isn’t there.

DFCR board member Dr. Peter Grinspoon is interviewed by Spotlight PA regarding cannabis as a tool to fight opioid addition ...
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Medical Organizations Don’t Support Legal Marijuana

DFCR President Dr. Bryon Adinoff discusses the impact of prohibition, how cannabis legalization helps, and the medical community’s role. As ...
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How do you market N.J. legal weed without enticing kids?

New Jersey’s cannabis commission met Tuesday evening to hear public input on one of the flashpoint issues of marijuana legalization: ...
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DFCR Announces Dr. Bryon Adinoff as President

Dr. Bryon Adinoff Doctors for Cannabis Regulation (DFCR) is pleased to announce Dr. Bryon Adinoff as the organization’s new president ...
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Texas Public Radio: Medical Cannabis in Texas Panel

Dr. Bryon Adinoff participated in a panel discussion for Texas Public Radio regarding recently enacted legislation for Texas’ medical cannabis ...
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Physician perspective: Advance public health through the legalization and regulation of cannabis

DFCR expert Hugh Blumenfeld, MD, Ph.D. and DFCR Founder and board President David L. Nathan, MD make the case in ...
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Is a ‘Cannabis Facts’ Label in our Future?

Article excerpt: In the retail cannabis industry, labeling and regulation go hand in hand. Within the United States, cannabis labeling ...
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Federal Cannabis Regulations Working Group Releases its ‘Principles for Federal Cannabis Regulations & Reform’ on 4/20

Group—Made Up of Current and Former Cannabis Regulators, Public Health Professionals, Criminal Justice Reform Advocates, Civil Rights Attorneys & Social ...
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Under fire on race, the AMA should drop its support for the war on drugs

Article excerpt: The AMA actively supports cannabis prohibition, a cornerstone of the drug war, even as it hypocritically condemns systemic ...
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Q2 Clinic Announces Appointment of Dr. Peter Grinspoon, M.D. as Chief Medical Director

Article excerpt: Q2 Clinic, the first international chain of Endocannabinology clinics, today announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Grinspoon, M.D ...
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Statements on New Jersey’s new marijuana law

Article excerpt: As a proud member of the NJUMR coalition, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation is grateful for all the hard ...
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Civil Rights Groups Push New Jersey Governor To Pardon People For Marijuana

Article excerpt: A coalition of civil rights and drug policy reform groups is calling on the governor of New Jersey ...
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Marijuana can be harmful for heart patients, but improves some risk factors, studies show

Article excerpt: There’s more evidence that smoking marijuana can be dangerous for people with heart disease, according to two new ...
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Delta-8-THC: Scientists explain the cannabis industry’s “latest hype”

Article excerpt: Peter Grinspoon is a primary care physician at Harvard Medical School. He’s also on the board of the ...
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Don’t forget to turn the page and legalize marijuana

Article excerpt: “Do you approve of amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called ‘cannabis’? Only adults ...
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Cannabis influencers: Doctor of Reform

Article excerpt: This story is part of a series of profiles, The CannaInfluencers: The people shaping the cannabis industry in ...
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The cannabis market already exists. Let’s regulate it.

DFCR Founder and President David Nathan co-authors an opinion piece with Paul Armentano regarding the upcoming vote to legalize cannabis ...
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Cannabis specialist Dr Peter Grinspoon explores education and policy in US addiction treatment

Article excerpt: Dr Peter Grinspoon is a primary care physician, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and a contributing editor ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Dr. David Nathan Addresses Marijuana Danger Concerns on CNN

During a panel on CNN, Dr. David Nathan addresses concerns about psychosis and general dangers of cannabis posed by Alex ...
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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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Higher Learning – Doctors for Cannabis Regulation

High NY’s Higher Learning interview with Doctors for Cannabis Regulation ...
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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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