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Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Prominent Doctors To Launch Marijuana Legalization Organization On Monday

doctors for cannabis regulationSome of the country’s most prominent physicians have teamed up to launch the nation’s first organization of doctors formed to advocate for the legalization and regulation of cannabis for adult use.

Doctors for Cannabis Regulation will hold a teleconference Monday at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the organization’s plans and answer questions from the media. RSVP to bmuraresku@dfcr.org to receive instructions for participating.

Members of the organization’s leadership team include former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders; integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil; Dr. H. Westley Clark, former director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Dr. Chris Beyrer, founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights; Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; Dr. David Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Community Health at Brown University; Dr. Donald Abrams, chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital; and Dr. David Nathan, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

WHAT: Teleconference with leaders of the nation’s first organization of doctors calling for the legalization and regulation of cannabis for adult use

WHEN: Monday, April 18, 2 p.m. ET

WHERE: RSVP to bmuraresku@dfcr.org for teleconference instructions

WHO: Dr. Chris Beyrer, founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights

Dr. David Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Community Health at Brown University

Dr. David Nathan, DFCR board president, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. Julie Holland, former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at the New York University School of Medicine

Dr. Malik Burnett, resident physician, Johns Hopkins General Preventive Medicine program

Brian C. Muraresku, DFCR executive director

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Source: Doctors for Cannabis Regulation is a national organization of physicians that advocates for the legalization and regulation of cannabis for adult use. For more information, visit http://www.dfcr.org.

  • WEED WILL BE LEGAL

    NOW WE TALKING FINALLY AN OPPOSITION OF DOCTORS TO THE PROHIBITION OF CABNNABIS

  • malcolmkyle

    The discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the single most important scientific medical discovery since the recognition of sterile surgical technique. As our knowledge expands, we are coming to realize that the ECS is a master control system of virtually all physiology. The total effect of the ECS is to regulate homeostasis and prevent disease and aging. The more we learn, the more we realize that we are in the infancy of this scientific field of study. The ECS is a control system which involves tissue receptor proteins, cellular communication and control, molecular anatomy and the scavenging of oxygen free radicals. This new field of science will change medicine forever and prove cannabis the gold standard for many disease processes. Its effect on scavenging oxygen free radicals is applicable to all disease processes and this is why it has such wide medical application and is considered a cure-all by many.

    The discovery of the ECS will replace the current medical system of managing and treating disease. Instead of management of symptoms after disease has occurred, we will prevent disease and cancer by manipulation of the ECS.

    Research and education of medical students involving the ECS is being intentionally restricted by politics. No justification can be made for the restriction of the scientific study of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system. What is the danger of providing government-grown and tested cannabis to researchers? Diversion of research cannabis for non-scientific or recreational purposes does not seem to be a serious threat to national security.

    By Dr David Allen

    • moses

      Thank you so much. I have tears. Wow you made my day. Peace

  • Simba

    what kind of regulation exactly are they supporting?

  • Mark Diaz

    Very impressive list of Physicians. I do have concerns about cannabis use. I think it should be taxed like the Colorado model and have significant rehab funds set aside to treat addiction – yes, I know weed is a psychological versus tobacco/heroin addiction, but I found it very hard to avoid weed when I wanted to be sober. Given the epidemic of heroin use, we could use rehab funds to treat addiction in Massachusetts, where we have 250 beds available and 9000 people asking for treatment…

  • familyguy

    Go doctors help us legalize! It’s a harmless herb!