Opinion: Medicine is not for Recreation

Originally published as a Letter to the Editor in the Prescott Daily Courier Do you know anyone who takes Synthroid, Crestor, Lyrica or Januvia for fun? Neither do I. Medicine is for health care purposes, strictly dosed and prescribed. When people start thinking of medicine as “recreational,” you get the opioid crisis. What if OxyContin


Opinion: Suicide, Mental Health, and Marijuana

by J.L. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sends out a periodic newsletter, which summarizes his activities as a US Senator.  In the September 30, 2019 newsletter, Senator Gardner makes the following announcement:  Preventing Youth Suicides I introduced bipartisan legislation known as the STANDUP Act , endorsed by Sandy Hook Promise, to address rising youth suicide rates. When I travel across all four


Toxins Found in Vape Liquids Georgia Legislature Health & Human Services Committee Conducts Hearing on Vaping Crisis Highly recommended is the presentation by Dr. Justine Henao on flavored vapes and the risk they pose to teenagers. Her testimony starts at 51:13 and ends at 1:06. Men Arrested for Vapes filled with THC to Teens Vaping


Media Censorship Silences Drug Prevention Groups

May 9, 2019 activist Aubree Adams just got banned from advertising her impactful anti-marijuana videos by Facebook. Even though she has been interviewed around the country about the downside of marijuana her former hometown newspaper refused to give her a voice, except for a few small editorial letters. Aubree explains, “I contacted my home

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8 Reasons Why this Budtender Left the Marijuana Industry

April 20, 2019 4/20 Confessions of a Budtender I worked 1.5 years as a budtender in a “medical” marijuana dispensary.  As a licensed health care professional, I erroneously believed that I was transitioning from one health care field to another.  In fact my belief at the time was that marijuana was superior to Western medicine.