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Dr. Fride Leaves Us

Ester Fride, the Israeli scientist who showed that a newborn mammal cannot suckle and survive without a functional cannabinoid messaging system, died on New Year’s Day at the age of…

The Calendar Girl Conspiracy

Marilyn Monroe once said, “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.” This easily would have qualified…

Tim Lincecum’s Pot Bust: Stigma Strikes Out

Only in the San Francisco Bay Area did the story cross over from the sports pages to the news pages: on October 30, Tim Lincecum, the Giants' ace right hander,…

Dr. Assad Loses His License

Hany Youssef Assad, MD, who has approved cannabis use by some 40,000 Californians over the past seven years, is having his license revoked by the state medical board. The board…