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

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Happy 420: Still Zero Fatal ODs From Marijuana

Here we are ... April 20th in the year 2016. Although FOUR states and the District of Columbia have ended marijuana prohibition for recreational use and 24 have opened the doors to Medical Cannabis, there have been no fatal OverDoses from marijuana use -- evah! Let's be clear -- one can OD on marijuana, particularly … Continue reading Happy 420: Still Zero Fatal ODs From Marijuana

eCigs and Hookah Use Exploding with Kids

The CDC released their latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (April 17, 2016) and findings were mixed. The smoking of tobacco cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco among Middle and High School students continues to drop. This is good news, because tobacco use and addiction most generally begin during teen and young adulthood and research is clear that … Continue reading eCigs and Hookah Use Exploding with Kids

Ariel Avandeyev is a Criminal

On September 8, 2014, my wife and I were enjoying a beautiful afternoon at Black Pot beach on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. It was a warm, sunny day and the beach area was crowded. I was still shell-shocked from a horrific incident about ten days earlier. I found myself looking over my shoulder, felt highly anxious, and … Continue reading Ariel Avandeyev is a Criminal