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Dare Propaganda and School Drug Education

This was written in response to an article in the St. Ignance News.
Dr. Bob Townsend Discusses Drug Education in Schools
The article on drug education promotes what amounts to little more than anti-drug propaganda being taught in our schools. I actually have a daughter that, laughing her 14 year old […]

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Marijuana Enforcement is far more Lucrative than Marijuana Certification

I am Dr. ‘Bob’ Townsend and I run Denali Healthcare, a regional pain management clinic. I’m an advocate of medical marijuana and was one of many involved in the drafting of the ‘Bonafide Dr/Pt Relationship’ law that set the standards for medical marijuana certification in Michigan. While I have […]

By |February 21st, 2015|Categories: Medical Marijuana|Tags: |Comments Off on Marijuana Enforcement is far more Lucrative than Marijuana Certification

What is Causing My Pain?

The Classification of Pain:
Key to treating pain properly is understanding what is causing the pain in the first place.  Several pain classification systems have appeared, and the one we prefer at Denali involves a rather simple classification based on source of pain, location of pain, and duration of pain. […]

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The Michigan Cannabis Patients Forum

New Forum for Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients!
The Michigan Cannabis Patient Forum was started back in 2010 by a group of activists in the UP for the purpose of providing solid information for Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients without the drama and bickering so common with other forums.  It ran for […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Categories: Announcements, Medical Marijuana|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Michigan Cannabis Patients Forum

Federal Cannabis Patients

The Federal Cannabis Patients
Compassionate Investigational New Drug program

The Compassionate Investigational New Drug program, or Compassionate IND, is a United States Federal Government-run Investigational New Drug program that allows a limited number of patients to usemedical marijuana grown at the University of Mississippi. It is administered by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Closed to new entrants, there […]

By |January 13th, 2015|Categories: Medical Marijuana|Tags: , |Comments Off on Federal Cannabis Patients

The New Michigan Medical Marijuana Application

The new Michigan Medical Marijuana Applications
They are new Michigan Medical Marijuana Applications are not that much different than the ones from 2014.

A key difference is that the confusing caregiver change form has been broken down into to separate forms, for for a patient to change their name, address or […]

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What is Holistic Health? How is it different from Traditional Medicine?

What is Holistic Health?

Holistic Health is best defined as an approach to medicine that treats the entire person, not a particular organ system.  In chronic pain management, for example, we deal with chronic pain.  Chronic pain has a cause, it has a character (dull, burning, tearing), it has […]

By |January 4th, 2015|Categories: Medical Marijuana, Pain Management|Tags: |Comments Off on What is Holistic Health? How is it different from Traditional Medicine?

The Pain Management Movement

The Pain Management Movement
In the late 1990’s, organizations like the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Management declared that doctors in the U.S. were doing a lousy job of treating pain, and were under-prescribing opioid pain medications, due to a misguided fear of causing addiction. As […]

By |January 3rd, 2015|Categories: Pain Management, Suboxone Therapy|Tags: |Comments Off on The Pain Management Movement

The Drug War Debunked

FAIL: Dr. Kevin Sabet’s Drug War Arguments Debunked
Posted by RadicalRuss at 4:04 PM on August 29, 2012

This week, the Huffington Post is doing a feature called “Shadow Convention” where they address topics that neither the Democratic nor Republican conventions will address. Today they took a look at the War on […]

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Addiction to Pain Pills- Why are we seeing an epidemic?

Why are so many people addicted to prescription pain pills?
Posted by janaburson in cultural norms, History of Opioid Addiction, internet drugs, Opioid Addiction, OxyContin, Pain Pill Addiction, prescription monitoring programs. 

I was reading a great blog I’ve started visiting, http:addictionblog.org and came across an entry about why the U.S. has […]

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