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March 09, 2009

A Welcome New Web Presence

Recent entires to this blog have expressed an increasing distress at the continuing reluctance of most contemporary human organizations to acknowledge the perennial failure of America's "war" on drugs, plus the seemingly invincible ignorance that still characterizes most written opinion, both popular and scientific, on the subject of human drug use. Finally, there's been an undeniable sense of loss left over from my ostracism, partially voluntary, from the "reform" organizations I once identified with and which had provided me with access to the historical details needed to create context for an accurate understanding of any complicated subject.

To cut to the chase, I've just discovered, perhaps belatedly, that all four issues of a free newspaper devoted to medical marijuana that had appeared about a year ago and been made available for distribution to patients, is now on the web. West Coast Leaf is but a mouse click away, also that the site contains all 3 previously published hard copy issues in HTML format.

Since I now have a better understanding of what divides us and have accumulated enough patient data to point out essential differences between my clinician's view of pot use and those of other interested parties opposed to federal doctrine, I can see new, positive opportunities for discussing differences of opinion in a non-confrontational way.

To have that happen right after the election of the first American President with the potential to slay the drug war dragon is almost overwhelming. I look forward to the challenge.

Doctor Tom

Posted by tjeffo at March 9, 2009 06:48 AM