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Table of Contents | April 2014 | Volume 97 | Issue 3

COVER STORY

Medicine or Menace?
What we know about medical marijuana | BY HOWARD BELL

FEATURES

Reversing tragedy
Proposed legislation will increase access to an antidote to opioid overdose. | BY JEANNE METTNER

Rocky Mountain reality
Minnesota can learn from Colorado’s experience with medical marijuana. | BY KIM KISER

Taking a stand
What physicians are saying about legalizing marijuana

Editor's Note
The marijuana debate
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.

Pulse
Marijuana for PTSD study inches closer. Are e-cigarettes a gateway to smoking? Parents’ views on kids and drugs. A primer on opioid prescribing

The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
The MMA dives into public health issues, news briefs, Board Chair Dave Thorson on why we need to change Minnesota’s privacy law

COMMENTARY

A sane solution to an irrational standoff
Why we need to reschedule cannabis | BY J. MICHAEL BOSTWICK, M.D.

One more potential therapy
Why we need to legalize medical marijuana | BY JACOB MIRMAN, M.D.

Reefer sadness
Why we need to be cautious about medical marijuana | BY CAROL FALKOWSKI

Medical marijuana—are we ready?
Why the medical community needs to be educated | BY CHARLES REZNIKOFF, M.D.

MEDLAW

Medical marijuana—coming soon to a medicine cabinet near you?
Where the nation stands in terms of legalizing medical cannabis | BY JULIANA MILHOFER, J.D.

CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

A Protocol for Addressing Acute Pain and Prescribing Opioids
BY HOWARD EPSTEIN, M.D., CARMEN HANSEN, B.S.N., AND DAVID THORSON, M.D.

END NOTE

Forcing a pause
Finding gratitude on our life’s journey is an intentional act. | BY PIERRE TAWFIK

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