Archive for March 2016

Bang, bang, the War on Drugs must die

Dear America, it is 2016 and it is time…no, it is way, way past time to give up on the “War on Drugs” because you lost. It isn’t working. You have spent over $1 Trillion on this fruitless war…and don’t even get me started on all the wonderful social services that money should have funded.... Read more » just launched its medical marijuana education website

In Illinois, one of the biggest obstacles to acquiring a medical cannabis card for our new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (MCPP) is resistance on the part of many of our doctors, who are consistently unwilling to recommend its use. Without a doctor’s recommmendation…not a prescription…merely a recommendation that cannabis use might benefit a patient who... Read more »

Trump never intended to speak at the UIC Pavilion rally in Chicago

I know I am a bit late to this party, as the cancellation of the Trump rally last Friday night, by the candidate himself, made world news. As usually happens these days with anything Trump related, the news coverage gets skewed to make it look much worse than it is…cuz this is America, damn it,... Read more »

Did Rauner always intend to kill the Illinois medical marijuana program?

I really hate being “Debbie Downer” here, but this latest news on the fate of our Illinois Medical Marijuana Pilot Program (MCPP) seems to be the final “nail in the coffin.” This just in from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the agency that oversees the program. No more new qualifying conditions will be... Read more »