Showing posts with label treatments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label treatments. Show all posts

Stephanie Slade: 'Drug Users Need Treatment,' Says President Obama. Not So Fast, Says Dr. Carl Hart

The vast majority of drug users are not addicts.  "For too long we've viewed drug addiction through the lens of criminal justice," President Obama said yesterday at a conference in Atlanta. "The most important thing to do is reduce demand. And the only way to do that is to provide treatment—to see it as a public health problem and not a  ... MORE

Medical Marijuana Miracle: Watch This Mom Stop Her Daughter’s Violent Seizure in Its Tracks With Cannabis Oil

by Justin Garner.  Last week we reported on a historic study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology in April. 10,000 neurologists from around the world will have a chance to see the remarkable effectiveness of using a cannabis extract called cannabidiol (CBD) to treat seizures. As medical science explores this pathway  ... MORE

Decriminalizing Possession of All Illicit Drugs

by Joao Castel-Branco Goulao.       Portugal did it 15 years ago. The overthrow of Portugal’s military dictatorship 40 years ago brought liberation after decades of repression. But along with political freedom and self expression, came another import from the free world that our citizens had long been denied, drugs. With little experience of   ... MORE

Rick Moran: In The Past Four Years, More Than 500 Vets Have Died In VA Hospitals Because Of Mistakes Or Delays

A hollow commitment to our nation's warriors. Veterans Affairs records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon reveal the startling fact that more than 500 vets have died in VA hospitals due to mistakes since 2010. Delayed treatment for cancer patients due to a failure to diagnose the disease and a failure to screen properly for suicide are      ... MORE

Should NFL Players Be Allowed To Treat Pain With Pot?

Moralists clash with medicine. While Colorado is the first state to fully legalize marijuana, Denver Broncos players are banned from using the drug. However, as CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen reports, a former NFL player said the hits he took on the field made him, and others like him, turn to pot. "Pain is constant when you play       ... MORE

How Kids Are Bringing Medical Marijuana to the States

by Emma Roller.       In conservative states like Alabama, Georgia, and Utah—where medical-marijuana bills would have sputtered and died on the floor ten years ago—legislatures are now passing pot measures with nearly unanimous support. What gives? "When you couldn't get bills introduced for a decade, and now they're passing like they're on   ... MORE