Asian Stigma Is Killing People in Hawai’i

RE: The Big Island Is Confronting A Big Problem With Fentanyl Aloha e Paula Dobbyn ~ Mahalo for your informative and educational article. I’m certified to administer NARCAN and counsel people considering opioid use or suffering addiction. According to CDC figures, one person dies of a drug overdose every 11 days on Big Island. Paula Dobbyn … Continue reading Asian Stigma Is Killing People in Hawai’i

All I Want for Christmas is Privileged Asians to End Their Cruelty in Hawai’i

As most of the mainland U.S. battles the brutal cold of a deep polar plunge, we've returned to enjoying beautiful tropical weather. Our keiki (kids) are waiting with excitement for Santa to paddle up in his canoe with presents for all. Like many places around the world during the holiday season, there is an abundant … Continue reading All I Want for Christmas is Privileged Asians to End Their Cruelty in Hawai’i

Hawaii Empire Strikes Back Against Medical Cannabis. Senator Roz Baker Gets Revenge

Hawai'i state senator Rosalyn "Roz" Baker struck a mighty blow for the Female Empire last week. Local representatives of the Temperance Movement oppose cannabis reform. Ms. Baker introduced SB64, which stands for Scott's Bill 64. Scott's Bill prohibits an employer from discriminating against a person in hiring, termination, or term or condition of employment based … Continue reading Hawaii Empire Strikes Back Against Medical Cannabis. Senator Roz Baker Gets Revenge

Letter to President Joseph R. Biden

January 20, 2021 Congratulations Honorable President Joe Biden, I am very thankful for Donald J. Trump. Our nation was broken in so many ways prior to his arrival. With his rise to power, all our cracks and flaws became apparent to us and the world. We were forced to look in the mirror and face … Continue reading Letter to President Joseph R. Biden

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

Medical Cannabis Reduces Opioid Addiction

A November 2017 study conducted by researchers at the University of New Mexico, comparing medical cannabis and prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients, found a distinct connection between having the legal ability to use cannabis and significant reductions in opioid use. This is what my preliminary research suggested. I pioneered this critical program at … Continue reading Medical Cannabis Reduces Opioid Addiction