Cover_0414.jpgApril 2014 | Volume 97 | Issue 3


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Table of Contents


COVER STORY

Medicine or Menace? 
What we know about medical marijuana
BY HOWARD BELL


FEATURES

Reversing tragedy 
Proposed legislation will increase access to an antidote to opioid overdose.
BY JEANNE METTNER

Rocky Mountain reality 
Minnesota can learn from Colorado’s experience with medical marijuana.
BY KIM KISER

Taking a stand 
What physicians are saying about legalizing marijuana


MEDLAW

Medical marijuana—coming soon to a medicine cabinet near you? 
Where the nation stands in terms of legalizing medical cannabis
BY JULIANA MILHOFER, J.D.


EDITOR'S NOTE

The marijuana debate
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.


PULSE

Marijuana for PTSD study inches closer. Are e-cigarettes a gateway to smoking? Parents’ views on kids and drugs. A primer on opioid prescribing


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

A Protocol for Addressing Acute Pain and Prescribing Opioids 
BY HOWARD EPSTEIN, M.D., CARMEN HANSEN, B.S.N., AND DAVID THORSON, M.D.


THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE

The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics


COMMENTARY

A sane solution to an irrational standoff 
Why we need to reschedule cannabis
BY J. MICHAEL BOSTWICK, M.D.

One more potential therapy 
Why we need to legalize medical marijuana
BY JACOB MIRMAN, M.D.

Reefer sadness 
Why we need to be cautious about medical marijuana
BY CAROL FALKOWSKI

Medical marijuana—are we ready? 
Why the medical community needs to be educated
BY CHARLES REZNIKOFF, M.D.


END NOTE

Forcing a pause 
Finding gratitude on our life’s journey is an intentional act.
BY PIERRE TAWFIK