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July 10, 2006

An Important Case History

An Important Case History An  enduring theme of our highly evolved 'war' on drugs is the notion that 'kids' shouldn't use 'drugs.' So politically correct has that taboo become, most 'anti-drug' laws now provide for enhanced penalties for violations occurring within some arbitrarily fixed distance from a school.

The 'kid' taboo has also made most physicians, including (or perhaps, especially) 'pot docs,' reluctant to use 'kids' and 'drugs' in the same sentence; let alone 'recommend'  that a 'kid' use pot. On the other hand, my routinely taken histories confirm that most adults  'initiate' all the psychotropic drugs they will ever try by age 25 (the obvious exceptions are usually prescribed by physicians; more on that subject later).

Because his patient's remarkable history contains so many of the themes encountered in milder form in many of my own applicants,  I'm urging anyone with an serious interest in medical pot to read the history of Alex P in the current CounterPunch (courtesy of Tod Mikuriya, MD & Fred Gardner).

Doctor Tom

Posted by tjeffo at July 10, 2006 05:02 PM