Rationale for DFCR Platform

  • Prohibition: The failed war on cannabis
    Alcohol Prohibition was repealed after just thirteen years because of the public’s reaction to rapidly unfolding unintended consequences—organized crime, increased use of hard alcohol, government waste, and lost tax revenues. So what have we gotten from our 80+ year experiment with marijuana prohibition? Organized crime, increased use of stronger marijuana, government waste, and lost tax revenues. However, cannabis prohibition has endured for much longer than Alcohol Prohibition, and many Americans—including physicians—are desensitized to the societal ills fostered by our war on marijuana. Read More
  • Decriminalization: Splitting the baby
    Although decriminalization of cannabis is a step in the right direction, it is not a viable alternative to legalization. Read More
  • Regulation: Controlling the market
    U.S. physicians have legitimate concerns about the potential consequences of cannabis use, especially among minors. But if national polls are correct and wisdom prevails, then America is rapidly moving toward cannabis legalization for adults. Read More
  • Mythbusting the Gateway Theory: Correlation vs. Causation
    We can trace the “gateway theory” to the 1930s, and even then public health experts knew it was based on anti-drug hysteria rather than science. It’s a destructive myth, and it hasn’t aged well. Read More
  • Cannabis vs. Marijuana: What’s in a name?
    What’s in a name? A lot, when it comes to the plant with the scientific designation Cannabis. The history of humanity’s relationship with Cannabis is found in the etymology of the words ‘cannabis’, ‘hashish’, ‘hemp’, and ‘marijuana’. Read More
  • The Prescience of William C. Woodward
    Throughout the ages, physicians have looked to their best and brightest for professional guidance. So, if you’re a physician unsure about cannabis legalization, please consider this: Read More