Daily Archives: November 12, 2014

Remembering Cheryl Miller: Beloved Wife and Friend, Activist and Inspiration

Remembering Cheryl Miller: Beloved Wife and Friend, Activist and Inspiration

I first met Cheryl Miller and her husband, Jim, at the 2001 NORML convention in Washington, D.C.  While I had been a cannabis hemp activist for 10 years, meeting Cheryl profoundly changed my perspective.  She was a woman being wheeled around in a bed by Jim, and was unable to walk and barely able to […]

The Aspiring Lives of Neurons: Women, Their Babies and Cannabis

The Aspiring Lives of Neurons: Women, Their Babies and Cannabis

“Of course it is safe to smoke pot in pregnancy, just take look at Jamaica”! This type of comment perpetuates an “herban legend,” circulating specifically among those in the “it’s safe” camp. The reference to Jamaica is to the commonly quoted work of anthropologist Melanie Dreher PhD RN, who in 1989 conducted a small, qualitative, […]

Why Don’t More Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana?

Why Don’t More Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana?

Yesterday I was at an appointment with a new doctor for a surgical consult, and within the first two minutes of our conversation, he said “I think medical marijuana would really benefit you. Are you interested in learning more about it?” For someone who lives in a state like California, this may seem old hat. And […]