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NFL Policy Stirs Debate on Players Using Pot for Pain

CBS News, October 23, 2014

While Colorado is the first state to fully legalize marijuana, Denver Broncos players are banned from using the drug.

However, as CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen reports, a former NFL player said the hits he took on the field made him, and others like him, turn to pot

"Pain is constant when you play professional football for a living -- it's daily pain," said Nate Jackson, who played as a Denver Broncos tight end for six years.

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Legalizing Marijuana: The Public Health Pros and Cons

The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health, October 8, 2014

With a growing number of states considering the legalization of medical marijuana and, more broadly, the decriminalization of recreational marijuana, this Forum event examined the public health pros and cons. What does science tell us about the benefits and risks of using marijuana? What are the economics at play? And what impact might decriminalization make on social justice?

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Welcome to the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research


Welcome to the University of California's Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR). The purpose of the Center is to coordinate rigorous scientific studies to assess the safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabis compounds for treating medical conditions. The funding of the CMCR is the result of SB 847 (Vasconcellos), passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Gray Davis. The legislation calls for a three year program overseeing objective, high quality medical research that will "enhance understanding of the efficacy and adverse effects of marijuana as a pharmacological agent," stressing that the project "should not be construed as encouraging or sanctioning the social or recreational use of marijuana" (SB 847).

 

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Igor Grant Announced as New Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

This message was sent on behalf of Dr. David Brenner, Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, and Paul Viviano, Chief Executive Officer, UC San Diego Health System, to UC San Diego Health Sciences Faculty and Staff.

We are pleased to announce that Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C), an internationally recognized neuropsychiatrist, has been named the new Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Grant has been at UC San Diego more than 40 years and has served as Executive Vice Chair in the department for the past 20. He will succeed Lewis Judd, MD, who is stepping down after 36 years in the position – the longest serving department chair in the history of the university.

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