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Medical Marijuana Use & Benefits: a RepriseDr. Phil Leveque Salem-News.com
A story about the founding fathers of medical marijuana.
(MOLALLA, Ore.) - My recent article on this subject brought a barrage of patient replies.
The most notable was by Jack Herer author of The Emperor Has No Clothes, the BEST big book about the complete history of cannabis/marijuana.
He invoked the name of Dr. Tod Mikuriya, the Guru and Father of the American Medical Marijuana Programs.
We owe very much to these two people – more than we can ever repay. Dr. Mikuriya wrote the book, The Marijuana Papers which is probably the most cited book on the subject.
Dr. Mikuriya also interviewed several thousand patient of marijuana clinics in the San Francisco area and reviewed about 30 thousand medical chart notes to find out how and why the patients were using marijuana/cannabis.
“NO ONE PERSON HAS EVER PUT IN SUCH AN EFFORT FOR THE BENEFIT OF SO MANY PATIENTS.”
Both Jack Herer and Dr. Tod are/were my very valuable friends. Dr. Tod and I both went through hell fighting with our state's medical boards.
He was on their black list for years and was eventually fined $75 thousand dollars for corrupting the “naïve citizens” of Oakland and Berkley, California.
I was fined $25 thousand dollars as THE DOCTOR “WHO WAS A DANGER TO ALL HIS PATIENTS AND THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL IN OREGON”.
In other words, “The Most Dangerous Man in Oregon”. BIG DEAL!
I probably interviewed one on one about 6 thousand patients but I never did categorize them as did Dr. Mikuriya. I have probably read 2000 or more medical articles and reviewed titles of at least 2000 more.
My most recent article Medical Marijuana Use: Miracle Medicine Good for Dozens of Diseases in Salem-News.com gave information researched by Storm Crow, which gave the medical conditions WITH website references for some 60 medical conditions.
This comprised 60 computer pages and to my knowledge, after diligent research of the computer literature, has never been done before by one person or group.
Even Jack Herer’s book, excellent as it is, is very scarce about literature citations and Dr. Mikuriya gives only the International Classification of Disease Codes (ICD9 - CM 1996) but his printout on my site was enough to cause blindness or a migraine.
A better site is Dr. Tod’s List. It will blow you away.
ALL GIVE THANKS TO DR. TOD MIKURIYA AND JACK HERER!!
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