As someone living with MS, I have a special interest in health care practitioners being allowed to recommend medical marijuana here in New York.
To put this in perspective, try and imagine the DEA caught an average American with a $45,000 annual income diverting millions of OxyContin on the black market and then settled with the American for a $47.25 fine and no criminal charges.
This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.
It's not just that I disagree with Doug Fine about marijuana policy. What I find disturbing is that the Post published a piece containing numerous major factual errors without, it seems, much thought.
Yesterday, the New York State Assembly passed a medical marijuana bill for fourth time. The need for the Senate to act swiftly and pass the bill has never been more urgent for thousands of New Yorkers or for me personally.
Kevin Sabet asked for an apology over my recent post, "Project SAM's Kevin Sabet Claims 39% Washington Teens Use Dispensary Pot, Reality is 9.4%." So here it is: Kevin, I apologize for questioning the means by which you came up with a completely irrelevant statistic.
Some weeks, not much happens in political news, and other weeks it seems like almost too much happens. This was one of the latter types of week.
Two out of five high school students statewide are getting their pot from dispensaries? That's shocking! So shocking I had to look it up for myself...
I walking more freely and faster without assistance. I can sit longer than five minutes without pain. I'm getting pretty close to feeling like the old Bill Rosendahl.
The city's measure is proposing to create a massive problem for patient access with their new number of collectives. Can anyone imagine 200 people per hour visiting any business in the city?
One of my biggest disappointments with President Obama's transition to his second term was the announcement that Holder would be staying on, instead of turning the Justice Department over to someone else. I don't personally dislike Holder (I've never met the man), but I do strongly question his priorities during his time as the nation's Attorney General.
Granting New York physicians, PAs and NPs the authority to certify appropriate patients with debilitating conditions to use marijuana medicinally is the right thing to do. Here's why I, as a resident physician, think so.
Millennials, with their progressive political leanings, are voting alongside baby boomers, whose past experiences are leading them to question whether we should be following a different path with regard to marijuana.
President Obama made a joke about his marijuana use at last week's White House Correspondents' Dinner. It was just one joke, and it was actually pretty funny, but let's consider the context.
What started out as a plea for medical care to better serve patients has come down to dollars and cents.
Ultimately, the Congress must reform or repeal the marijuana laws, but elected representatives still feel no pressure to do so. There are 36 U.S. Senators that represent medical marijuana states, but none of them have ever supported a bill to allow their state's law to operate effectively.