Marijuana is used for many conditions in Michigan
State Approves Petitions
We have all heard the news, the state has approved the petitions and the Marijuana Legalization Initiative may be on the ballot this fall. There are three possible courses of action the state can take now.
First, don’t do anything and let the voters vote in November. In […]
Dealing with a Urine Drug Screen
Dr. Jana Burson
Drug screens are essential to detect ongoing drug use or relapse to drug use. It’s kind of like using X-rays to detect growth of cancer. The earlier it’s detected, the better.
Addiction is a disease that convinces its sufferers to lie so that the […]
What is Irritable bowel Syndrome?
Tens of millions of people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), an enigmatic problem with no known cause and no effective remedy. Sometimes referred to as spastic colon, it affects 10% to 20% of otherwise healthy adults, most of them women. In the United States […]
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, multiple tender points, and fatigue. ―Tender points refers to tenderness that is found in precise areas, particularly in the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips.
A person is considered to have fibromyalgia if they have widespread pain […]
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 […]
The use of marijuana in the state of Michigan is legal if an individual has a medical condition and a medical marijuana card. According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML (1), individuals who have a qualifying condition can possess up to 2 and […]
In the state of Michigan, there are reforms that are taking place at the city and local level that are providing an idea of the changes that may occur in the future. According to the TC Times(1), several cities in Michigan have made changes to the laws that allow […]
Boomers go from Recreational to Medical Use
Dark, dinghy apartments and dorm rooms filled with dense smoke and the tell-tale sweet smell of cannabis. Young people crowded and crouched together sharing bongs, reefers and water pipes.
It was a highly social, cool scene. It was the world of 1960s and 70s […]
A Physician’s Response to the Dangers of Decriminalizing Marijuana
I am Dr. Robert Townsend, President of Denali Healthcare, a Mt. Pleasant Pain Management office. I read with some interest the ‘Guest Voice’ Article on the ‘Dangers of decriminalization’ by Michael Covarrubias. Despite my concern about retribution I felt the need […]