Marijuana Debunked
Ed Gogek, M.D.


Marijuana Debunked


Theresa May & Donald Trump won the same way


The June 8, 2017 British election has something in common with last year’s American election: the winner lost the popular vote and lost it by a similar amount. 14,636,679 votes —  Conservatives, Unionist Parties, UKIP 16,913,451 votes — Labour, SNP, Liberal Dems, Green, Plaid Cymru...

Is Sanders serious about Sweden?


During last week’s Democratic debate, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said the United States should model its social policies on Sweden, Norway and Denmark—countries that provide free health care and free college. But by saying he’d vote to legalize marijuana, Sanders made it much harder to...

Keeping marijuana safe and illegal


Pro-marijuana forces will spend millions over the next year to convince voters in Arizona, California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine to completely legalize marijuana. In Ohio, marijuana businessmen who planned to get even richer selling pot spent $20 million promoting legalization, and will probably try again. However,...

To treat drug addiction, we still need the threat of jail


  Governor Chris Christie recently spoke about treating substance abuse like the disease it is and the video went viral. He was spot on except at the very end when he said, “we need to start treating people in this country, not jailing them.”  It’s...

Media bias on marijuana – documented


  In the CNN town hall just before the South Carolina primary, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush gave a reasoned argument against legalizing marijuana. But then he said something completely untrue, that 50 percent of federal inmates are in prison for drug use. Fifty percent...

Medical marijuana laws are dangerous & unnecessary


State legislatures across the country are legalizing medical marijuana, but the nation’s physicians aren’t demanding these laws. The AMA doesn’t support them, and the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Addiction Medicine both oppose these laws. The American Cancer Society hasn’t demanded...

Bernie Sanders sides with the billionaires


  There might be no better example of the malevolent power of money in politics than the pro-legalization movement. Funded by billionaires who get their way by spending so heavily they drown out other voices, it wields the sort of unfair influence Vermont Sen. Bernie...

Canadian gov’t scientists mislead public on marijuana


According to news reports, Canadian scientists often feel pressured to support bad science and harmful government decisions, especially regarding climate change. Is something similar happening with marijuana? One year ago, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) released its Cannabis Policy Framework recommending that...

Let’s prevent violent crime, not just drug crime


There’s a great article in today’s Arizona Republic about a really good program to divert drug abusers from prison into treatment. According to CASA Columbia, two-thirds of everyone in prison has a substance abuse problem, so treatment could go a long way toward ending mass...

A 12-song LP proves pot-smokers only think they’re more creative.


Pot-smokers often claim marijuana makes them more creative, but one thing we know about drug abusers is that they rationalize their drug use. It usually has no redeeming features; they just think it does. There’s research showing pot doesn’t boost creativity, but there’s an even...