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Re: “The Sugar Bowl open line

O! H!

Posted by Rich Tanguy on 01/04/2011 at 6:25 PM

Re: “A push for prescription pot

Z: you are absolutely correct. I am not an expert on herbology. That is why I won't prescribe marijuana.

DB: please reference your study showing Omega 3 fatty acids in marijuana imroves neurological problems. Which neurological problems has it been tested on? Much appreciated in advance.

Posted by Rich Tanguy on 12/29/2010 at 9:17 PM

Re: “A push for prescription pot

Not sure of your logic there, Ric, but let me clarify my point.
As a physician, I try my best to provide care based on the best and latest scientifically basen knowledge (at least that is what I try to do). While there may be benefits of marijuana, the research right now simply does not support marijuana as a safe and effective treatment for any condition. It may help individual patients on an individual basis. But the studies do not support its use clinically in the general population. The arguments regarding medical liability and the way it is being "prescribed" in other states do not seem to be relevant here.

My personal and professional opinion is that it should be legalized. But just because it might be therapeutic, doesn't make it medicine.

Posted by Rich Tanguy on 12/28/2010 at 9:13 PM

Re: “A push for prescription pot

Legalize it? yes!
Medicalize it? Nope.
I'm a physician. I won't prescribe it.
Nasty medico-legal issues. Drug-drug interactions unknown. No way to accurately assess active use in driving situations. No way to assess compliance. Etc.

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Posted by Rich Tanguy on 12/28/2010 at 4:25 PM

Re: “A push for prescription pot

Legalize it ? Yes
Medicalize it? Nope
I'm a phsyician. I won't prescribe it as a medication.

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Posted by Rich Tanguy on 12/28/2010 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Set your a/c at 68, roast a Yankee

Evidently few people remember those days before we had AC. And yet we survived.

Posted by Rich Tanguy on 07/28/2010 at 12:20 PM

Re: “VA smiles on marijuana

Sanctioning medicinal marijuana is not the same as legalizing marijuana. i have a few misgivings about legalizing weed but in the end, good seems to outweigh the bad. But as a physician, please don't make me endorse its use by every slacker that wants to spend his time getting high and watching games shows on basic cable all day long.

Posted by Rich Tanguy on 07/24/2010 at 5:25 PM


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