Cannabis Medicine is a Matter of Health Equity

Cannabis Medicine is a Matter of Health Equity

Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about social equity, particularly around the disastrous effects of the War On Drugs on people and communities of color.  Without question the use of recreational substances has been weaponized against minorities in the US,...
When Should You See a Cannabinoid Specialist?

When Should You See a Cannabinoid Specialist?

The other day my practice got a call from a middle-aged woman who had just been diagnosed with cancer.  After a bit of discussion about how cannabis medicine could be helpful to her, she stated that she really felt well and had no reason to start cannabinoid...
Top Reasons to Use Less Cannabis

Top Reasons to Use Less Cannabis

With cannabis legalization on everyone’s mind, there is a growing PR push to imply that cannabis is harmless.  This makes great political baloney, but very bad science and public health policy.   Every substance, legal or illegal, medical or...
Understanding Cannabis Dependence

Understanding Cannabis Dependence

Cannabis, like many medications including common ones like SSRIs, benzodiazepines, opioids, and others, can cause dependence.  This sounds like a bad thing, and it can be.  It is often confused with addiction, which is more commonly recognized as something...