Drug Class May Keep NFL from Tough Decisions

by Mike Miller November 5, 2014
Should the National Football League (NFL) allow its players to use marijuana? Of course the drug remains illegal in many states, but what about the states where it has been legalized for medicinal purposes? Players insist it helps keep them using and abusing prescription pain medication. What about players who are already suffering from addiction? Should the NFL and the players union be able to dictate the law? As reported in profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. If receiver Josh Gordon has an addict... [More]

Washington DC Needs Online Marijuana Classes

by Mike Miller October 26, 2014
It is always nice when our nation's capital leads by example. If you think I am being sarcastic, you are correct. One of the least restrictive marijuana laws in the country went into effect in the shadow of the White House in July, eliciting stern warnings from the local police but good cheer from many Washingtonians. As reported in www.nytimes.com. There is a new District of Columbia law that reduces the penalty for having up to an ounce of marijuana to a $25 ticket. The offense is now a civi... [More]

Colorado’s Gone Crazy! Drug Courses Recommended!

by Mike Miller August 7, 2014
Unless you live in a cave I am sure you are aware that the state of Colorado has legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. It is almost as easy to acquire as alcohol. The state is going crazy for pot. In addition to city and state tax revenues, advertising profits are surging. The Denver County Fair recently announced that the marijuana industry will be allowed to participate and guess what happened? There is going to be a “Pot Pavilion” and sponsors are lining up and bidding ... [More]

Edibles Could Land You in a Drug School

by Mike Miller February 26, 2014
As Colorado and its citizens deal with the ramifications of legal marijuana there is one issue that they need to address quite quickly – edible marijuana. Most people think of “pot smokers” as the drug is most-commonly ingested through smoke. One thing that stands out in Colorado at present is the huge market for marijuana edibles. Store owners did not anticipate this craze and cannot keep their shelves stocked with marijuana-infused food products. As reported in upload.wikime... [More]

How High Will Broncos Fans Get During the Super Bowl?

by Mike Miller February 2, 2014
The pundits have had a field day discussing marijuana in relationship to this year’s Super Bowl. The primary reason is that these are the only two teams in the National Football League who play their home games in a state where marijuana is legal for recreational purposes. If you have been on another planet recently, you might not have heard that beginning last month weed is now legal in both Washington and Colorado. This year’s epic game will pit the Denver Broncos against the Sea... [More]

Colorado Tourists Flock to Buy Marijuana

by Mike Miller January 31, 2014
Tourists are flocking to the Rocky Mountains. They are flooding the state by car, flying in from all over the United States and even from Europe. Are they here to ski? Not quite! The reason tourists are inundating the state is that recreational marijuana is for sale. On January 1, 2014, the first day stores began to sell recreational marijuana, the lines were long. How long? Would you be willing to stand in line and wait more than three hours in sub-freezing temperatures? If you wanted to buy w... [More]

Marijuana Class Discusses the Potential Hazzards of Medicinal Marijuana

by Mike Miller January 21, 2014
What are your thoughts and opinions about the medicinal value of marijuana? Given that more than half of those polled believe that the drug should be legalized for medicinal purposes and 20 states and the District of Columbia have already done so, show that the nation’s sentiments are in favor of medical weed. Marijuana’s best-known ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is responsible for the high, desired by recreational users. But many people who try smoking marijuana to relie... [More]

Medicinal Marijuana Should Require an Online Drug Course

by Mike Miller January 17, 2014
Do you know someone who thinks marijuana is safer to use than alcohol? If so, you are not alone. The public perception of marijuana has come a long way in the past 30 or 40 years. Despite being classified by the federal government alongside other dangerous and addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin, marijuana’s danger has been diminished, at least in the public eye. Twenty states have legalized it for medicinal purposes and there is a strong push to legalize recreational use on a nationa... [More]

Is it Risky to Legalize Marijuana Without Requiring Drug Education?

by Mike Miller January 2, 2014
I am not sure which is a greater problem in America today marijuana or prescription medication. What do you think? The trend currently is to legalize marijuana with a couple of states – Washington and Colorado – legalizing it for recreational use, and to make prescription medications more difficult to obtain. Marijuana has been used medically, recreationally and spiritually for about 5,000 years. Did you know that marijuana contains more than 400 chemicals from 18 chemical families.... [More]

California Leads By Example – Could Benefit from Marijuana Educational Program

by Mike Miller December 15, 2013
While I may not live in California I know people who do. All of them think there is a major problem with marijuana use in California. What do you think? In a previous blog entry, I made note of a study that showed marijuana in the system of twice as many drivers as alcohol in California. As reported in www.nytimes.com. In a broad study about to be published in The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, on the ramifications of legalizing recreational marijuana, two economics professors repo... [More]