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Marijuana legalization: Damn the science, full speed ahead

By Jim Gogek If tobacco was not legal, and we knew the full scientific extent of its health impacts, would we legalize it today? Not a chance. A substance that’s dangerously addictive and kills half the people who use it … Continue reading

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Medical marijuana in the Wild West: Montana vs. New Mexico

By Jim Gogek Montana may repeal its medical marijuana law. The Treasure State took a Wild West, anything goes approach to medical marijuana, much like Colorado and California, and people there are fairly shocked by what happened. Marijuana purveyors popped … Continue reading

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A doctor’s opinion: Medical marijuana should never be smoked

[Dear readers, This post is by my brother, Ed Gogek, MD, an Arizona physician who was very active in opposing Arizona’s new medical marijuana law. The following excerpt was written as comment on new regulations for the AZ law. His … Continue reading

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Marijuana vs. Alcohol: A made-up story brought to you by the MJ lobby

    One of the craziest arguments from the marijuana lobby is that young people should smoke marijuana because it’s less dangerous than alcohol. We were recently subjected to the strange spectacle of a group of mothers in Colorado pushing … Continue reading

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