If I Were a Doctor…

If I were a doctor, I’d write recommendations for everyone who wanted one as a harm reduction strategy.

The medical reason: harm reduction. Avoiding going to prison or even just facing the criminal justice system are societal diseases for which a recommendation is a cure.

Therefore, the cannabis cups are a legitimate exercise in researching marijuana quality and providing information to patients. As far as the party atmosphere— would it be better if everyone wore a white lab coat or patient garb? Maybe all medical facilities should be more festive. Dennis Peron, the main proponent of California’s Prop 215, said. “All use is medical use.” Marijuana is an enhancer drug, just like Viagra or coffee.

Ed R

Organizers pull plug on Mich. marijuana contest

By Tammy Stables Battaglia, Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — Organizers have canceled a contest to pick the best medicinal marijuana in Michigan after pressure from local authorities on whether the event was legal.

Anthony Freed, executive director of the Michigan Marijuana Chamber of Commerce in Ypsilanti, Mich., said he wanted people to be able to attend this weekend’s Michigan Caregivers Cup without a cloud of controversy.

Classes and exhibits on how to legally grow, disperse and use medicinal marijuana are now the sole focus of the event, scheduled for Friday through Sunday in Ypsilanti.

On Monday, Freed canceled the contest in which card-carrying medical-marijuana patients were to test marijuana from certified caregivers, after Steve Hiller, Washtenaw County deputy chief assistant prosecutor, called the event illegal last week.

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