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Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug

Although there are many strides being taken towards the acceptance of medical marijuana, there is still a long way to go before its stigma is removed. One of the biggest arguments against MMJ is the impression that marijuana is a gateway drug to harder drugs like heroin and cocaine. Dr. Andrew Kolodny, president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing and the Chief Medical Officer of Phoenix House, a nonprofit addiction treatment organization, argues that there is no evidence to support the idea of weed being a gateway drug. In 1970, President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act into law, which […]

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Stigma Me Blind – Breaking Free from Conformity for MMJ

News reports across the country seem divided between supporters and opponents of medicinal marijuana use. But, as of late, there’s an undeniable movement towards MMJ benefits to young patients whose parents may feel the quandary of proof that despite the stigma of its use, MMJ actually brings relief to their small child or loved one. In November 2000 Coloradans confronted possible ridicule by passing AMD 20 and since proved the rest of the country that MMJ does indeed help patients who suffer the ails of cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS positive, cachexia; severe pain; severe nausea; seizures, to include those that are […]

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MMJ Movement Continues- 1700 miles to Georgia

More and more, media reports that the medical marijuana (MMJ) movement continues to spread across the country. Recently, Georgia State Rep. Allen Peake proposed legislation to legalize prescribing MMJ strictly to those children who suffer from severe seizure disorders. If passed GA will be the 22 state (DC) to use the drug for its advantages such as easing ails like seizures. MMJ is prescribed by doctors to those who suffer from cancer HIV/AIDS positive, cancer, glaucoma, cachexia; severe pain; severe nausea; – and, seizures, including those who show characteristic of epilepsy; or persistent muscle spasms, and multiple sclerosis. In Colorado, […]

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From Mary Jane to MMJ- Overcoming the Stigma of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana use has become increasingly more popular and accepted among the general public, but the use of med weed continues to be viewed as a socially awkward activity in some respects. However, MMJ has helped thousands of patients relieve the pain associated with chronic disease such as HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, seizures and cancer. So, with that being said, for those patients who have benefited from the effects of MMJ, stigma should be a non-issue. Finding the most reliable and confidential medical alternatives doctors in Colorado Springs is the first step in helping relieve these symptoms and enjoying the quality of […]

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High Times for Colorado Marijuana Related Businesses

In Colorado the New Year represents the power of a people through democracy as the legalization of recreational use and sale of marijuana at licensed stores for those over 21 years of age took effect via Amendment 64. The rest of the U.S. took notice as media across the wires reported on record sales and complex rules and regulations of its consumption. Advocates and protesters continue to weigh in on this revolutionary movement while estimated revenues are expected to reach nearly $400 million this year. As expectations of recreation med weed sales continue to be reported; fiscal year 2013 showed […]

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MMJ Reg Fees Lowered

Finding the best medical marijuana dispensaries Colorado Springs has to offer has a large part to do with weighing the payment options. Good news for MMJ patients as the Registry Board voted 7-1 to lower annual patient fees from $35 to $15 beginning in February. That my friends, is a 57 percent decrease and moves to the notion that the program is working for those who need it most. Mark Salley, spokesman for Colo’s Department of Public Health and Environment, told the Denver Post that the reduction is in part due to the state making enough money to cover administration […]

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Medical Alternatives Foresight for War Vets who Suffer PTSD

The MMJ movement is spreading quickly from state-to-state as citizens across the US begin to understand its positive affect on patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS or other chronic pain. So, with results comes citizens’ insistence on further studies of MMJs positive uses for other illnesses and diseases. Recently in the news the question if MMJ would help those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), specifically military service members who have and are coming home from deployment. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 450,000 Veterans received treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) […]

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Medical Marijuana November Updates

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), as of August 31- over 800 physicians have patients to whom they prescribe medical marijuana (MMJ). Other stats report there are over 109k patients with more than 230k new applications processed for MMJ recommends. Med weed is prescribed to patients who suffer from chronic pain suffered from or being treated for cancer, glaucoma and HIV/AIDS. Over 90 percent of MMJ is prescribed for severe pain. Since Coloradans passed Amendment 20 in November 2000- citizens across the US have discovered its medical benefits. Today, 20 states plus DC have legalized […]

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Medical Marijuana Goes Interstate 420

Colorado-Influence to Other States as Medical Marijuana Goes Interstate 420 Medical marijuana has come a long way since Congress placed it on the schedule of controlled substances in 1972. Today, 20 states plus DC have legalized the medical use of marijuana and has since helped hundreds of thousands of patients. Colorado has been a pioneer on the med weed front – with its vast list of doctors, finding a dispensary Colorado Springs patients trust may seem daunting, but, our very own Dr. Reimers has practiced medicine for over 40 years –helps many patients- just like you- understand the benefits of […]

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Medical Alternatives for PTSD

Are you a service member? If you are a military member in Colorado, chances are you’ve been deployed. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 450,000 Veterans received treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in fiscal year 2011. The 2008 RAND (Research and Development) , a non-profit org that assists the U.S. government with R&D studies to help improve policy, reported that nearly 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan War vets screened positive for PTSD. Today, all over the country, campaigns to expand medical marijuana use to those veterans who’ve come home struggling with acclimating back into society […]

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