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MJ Saves Medicare Money

Researchers at the University of Georgia have published a study in the July issue of Health Affairs showing that Medicare's prescription drug benefit program saves money in states that have legalized…

Honest—Abe Lincoln Didn’t Smoke Hemp

Abraham Lincoln said, according to many sources, including the Cannabis Card produced by Pebbles Trippet and drawn by Fred Sternkopf,  "Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front…

Items You Might Have Missed

At the age of 96, Dr. Henry J. Heimlich had occasion to save a woman who was choking by using the famous maneuver he had developed for that purpose and…

My Don Duncan — And Ours

My Don Duncan — And Ours

The NY Times ran Don Duncan's obituary May 9 — seven years after he died in a Madison, Indiana nursing home. The belated obit by Robert McFadden shows that somebody…

The Etymology Of 420

The Etymology Of 420

O’Shaughnessy’s got invited to an “Eve-of-420” event at a club in San Rafael called Terrapin Crossroads, launched by Phil Lesh of Grateful Dead fame. There was valet parking, a rare…

Warped To This Day

Warped To This Day

"Nixon's Drug War Was (and Still is) a Racist Tool to Disrupt and Neutralize Black Communities" was the headline of an article published this week by Melissa Franqui, communications director…

Joycelyn Elders, MD

Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders gave one of two keynote talks at the International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco last weekend. Dr. Elders had been fired by Bill Clinton…

Breyer to DOJ: Acts of Congress Matter

Breyer to DOJ: Acts of Congress Matter

“This court has a lengthy history with this defendant on these issues,” wrote US District Judge Charles Breyer in an order filed October 19 allowing the Marin Alliance for Medical…

Brown Signs New Med-Pot Regs

Brown Signs New Med-Pot Regs

Governor Jerry Brown has signed the package of bills known as the Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. The very name implies that the herb is dangerous. Two weeks ago Jeffrey…

Veterans’ Suicide Epidemic Lucrative for Therapists

Marine Corps veterans have formed their own suicide-prevention network for reasons laid out in a very powerful article by Dave Philipps in the New York Times Sept. 20. The men…

Delayed In Toronto

How many times have you seen TV news reports of people stranded in airports, and thought, “Thank God that’s not me?” Usually the delay is attributed to the weather forcing…