Medical Marijuana Back In The News!

From perusing this week’s AMA newsletter, the lead article mentions Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming change of heart regarding Medical Marijuana.

I had written on this topic awhile back. Readers might wish to reread this article. I am very interested in seeing the upcoming documentary with an open mind. Presently I would remain with my opinion that there are currently already sufficient alternatives to marijuana for any of its opined benefits.

The issue of society using marijuana should not be in the dialogue of medication therapeutics. I do think there is intriguing information regarding cannabinoids affecting the immune system that warrant further study. As I already stated in my article, I condone studying the plant for potential unrecognized therapeutic benefits but current touted uses are insincere in my opinion.  The debate on marijuana still is a societal/consumption debate.  I don’t believe the medicinal use tactic has merit- don’t drag your doctor into your request to smoke pot.

About thedoctorsreport

Dr. Kordonowy is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in private practice since 1993. His group practice is in Fort Myers, Florida. His website is: www.drkordonowy.com. He earned his degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas and completed his residency as Chief Resident at Orlando Regional Hospital System. As Chief Resident, Dr. Kordonowy was recognized as the Outstanding Resident by the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Internal Medicine. In December 2005, Dr. Kordonowy became Board Certified in the new field of Clinical Lipidology by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Lipidology is the specialty of diagnosis and management of cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism disorders. Cardiovascular disease risk assessment is also part of this specialty. He now serves as president of the Independent Physicians Association of Lee County. He is active in the Lee County Medical Society, the Florida Medical Society , the Florida Lipid Foundation, National Lipid Association and the American Medical Association.
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