MARIJUANA TODAY – EDITORS’ MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission

SUBSTANCE USE & ABUSE – A TWENTY FIRST CENTURY PLAGUE
To quote Leonard Cohen “…everybody knows
the plague is coming…everybody knows it’s coming
fast.”  This is not entirely accurate, the plague, in
fact is upon us now, but it is coming
(propagating) fast
,  those affected
paying heavy health, legal, family and financial tolls.
What everybody does not know
is that the situation is not hopeless, rather public education derived from
medical and legal expertise, ultimately leading to effective public health
measures (essentially non-existent to the 
present) are critical for remediation.
As physicians with one
hundred fifty-plus years of medical and medical/legal experience cumulatively,
we are increasingly alarmed by the burgeoning fallout from prescribed
medications and illegal substances severely exacerbated by the opioid epidemic,
vaping and the recent insouciant availability of cannabinoid products and
impurities therein.
Since we deemed accurate, up
to date scientific and legal knowledge crucial to curtailing this modern
plague, providing such information was the seed and ongoing purpose of this
blog site.  We stand ready to help
Donald H. Marks, MD, PhD – Editor in Chief
Allan S. Hausknecht, MD – Contributing Editor
Lawrence W. Shields, MD – Contributing Editor