Support Cannabis for Opioid Use Disorder

To friends and colleagues, Aloha! We've got a big update to share and an ask to help us push this new momentum forward. Feel free to use my information or simply submit your own comments. All testimony must be received no later than October 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m to be considered. The past three … Continue reading Support Cannabis for Opioid Use Disorder

University of New Mexico Study Confirms Cannabis Effective for Pain Treatment

New Mexico suffers the highest incidence of opioid OD and death in the nation west of Tennessee. University of New Mexico research on alternatives to opioid prescription drug use is world-class. I received my addiction and pain management training from the UNM School of Medicine. I hold seven certifications. After six highly-successful months of employment … Continue reading University of New Mexico Study Confirms Cannabis Effective for Pain Treatment

JAMA Pediatrics: Legal Medical Cannabis DOES NOT encourage youth use

There is an unfair and non-scientific bias in local Hawai'i society and media regarding medical cannabis. I spoke in depth with Senator Roz Baker (D-Maui) last February about these misconceptions. Old School propagandists made inaccurate claims not supported by scientific data nor medical research. Good people reasonably wanted to protect their keiki — but were … Continue reading JAMA Pediatrics: Legal Medical Cannabis DOES NOT encourage youth use

Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard Skewer AG Sessions on Marijuana Policy

Although over 64 percent of Americans say they support the legalization of Recreational Marijuana (72% of Democrats, and a slim majority, 51%, of Republicans), and an overwhelming 94 percent of adults (96% of independents, 95% of Democrats and 90% of Republicans) support Medical Marijuana, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on January 4th rescinded three memos from the Obama administration … Continue reading Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard Skewer AG Sessions on Marijuana Policy

Chronic Pain Patients Prefer Marijuana To Opiate Painkillers

A study of patients with chronic pain has demonstrated, yet again, that for many people, cannabis is a more than feasible alternative to opioid pain medication like OxyContin and Vicodin. The new study, published this month in The Journal of Pain, conducted a retrospective survey of 244 chronic pain patients—all of whom were qualified medical … Continue reading Chronic Pain Patients Prefer Marijuana To Opiate Painkillers