Op-Eds / Letters (selected)

Why Cannabis Legalization Failed in New York State – And How it Will Eventually Pass

In January 2019, cannabis legalization seemed imminent in New York. For years, legalization had been blocked by the Republican-controlled State ...
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Position Statement on Medical Cannabis and the Federal Government

Background: Medicine stands at the threshold of numerous applications for medical marijuana. If the US adopts a thoughtful and comprehensive ...
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“Truth is the first casualty of war.” Op-ed in Psychiatric Times

David L. Nathan, MD, Joycelyn Elders, MD, Bryon Adinoff, MD. 21st Century Reefer Madness, Psychiatric Times, Volume 36 Issue 4 ...
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Letter to the Editor, New York Times: Challenging Unsupported Claims of Cannabis Dangers

Opinion | Is Legalizing Marijuana Too Risky? – The New York Times Alex Berenson’s Op-Ed offers hyperbolic assertions and a ...
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Opinion: Emergency Physicians Need Better Education on Medical Cannabis

I was disappointed by the one-sided argument published in ACEP Now’s May 2017 article “Experiencing the Dangers of Marijuana Firsthand” ...
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The Physicians’ Case for Cannabis Legalization

David L. Nathan, MD, DFAPA While physicians continue to debate the merits of marijuana reform, legalization is advancing around the ...
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Fair Play for the NFL and America

Election Day is tomorrow, and while the nation is mostly preoccupied with the presidential race, nine states are deciding whether ...
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An Open Letter to the National Football League

Together with the undersigned former and current players across the National Football League, we believe the time has come to ...
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Don’t fall for warnings about cannabis

It’s no secret. Most Americans now favor making marijuana legal. The national numbers are similar to those in Rhode Island, ...
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How to regulate cannabis when it’s legal

It’s becoming a cliché: The tide is turning in the debate over cannabis. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, publicly reversed ...
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Calls to Legalize Cannabis are Gaining America’s Support

Last week, my op-ed in favor of cannabis legalization ran on CNN.com. This week marks three years since I first wrote that marijuana ...
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Why cannabis should be legal for adults

David Frum is one of today’s best and most reasoned conservative political voices, so his recent CNN.com op-ed on marijuana policy was ...
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A Doctor’s Case For Legalizing Cannabis (Wall Street Journal)

Most Americans are paying too much for marijuana. I’m not referring to people who smoke it—using the drug generally costs ...
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