DrFrank's Seminar on Arthritis April 16, 3PM Berkeley Public Library
Also Special offer to my Primary Care Patients
In this issue:
--April 16, 3:00-4:30 PM : DrFrank's Patient Seminar: Berkeley Public Library
(More info below)
--April 23, Saturday 1PM-MN: Deep Green, an Earthday Celebration of Cannabis, Health, & Ecology,
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, California
DrFrank is on a Panel 2:00-3:00PM
(More info below)
--Japanese Nuclear Disaster in progress: Physicians for Social Responsibility info/links
(More info below)
--New Primary Care Patient Special as of March 2011
and Medical Cannabis Consultations, now $125 for our primary care patients
More info at: http://drfranklucido.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-primary-care-patient-special-as-of.html
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April 16, 3:00-4:30pm:
DrFrank's Patient Seminar:
Arthritis: Conventional and Non-Conventional Approaches
Presented by Frank Lucido MD, Family Medicine in Berkeley since 1979
Benjamin Zappin L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist
(415) 816 3546
Benjamin Zappin will be discussing traditional and research based perspectives on the use of acupuncture and both Chinese and Western herbal medicine in the treatment of various arthritic conditions.
Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St.. Berkeley, Ca, 94704
RSVP to DrFrank@DrLucido.com
No admission charge
April 23, Saturday 1pm-Midnite or later
Deep Green, an Earthday Celebration of Cannabis, Health, & Ecology, Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, California
I am on a panel from 2-3pm with some of my favorite people:
The Science and Promise of Medical Cannabis
Chris Conrad (moderator), Steve DeAngelo, William Courtney M.D., Frank Lucido M.D.
Cannabis went overnight from being a common medical herb, a linchpin for agriculture and industry, and a mainstay of the human diet in 1937 to being a prohibited plant that is targeted for extinction by the U.S. government, with millions of its consumers rounded up and locked away. Since the mid-20th century, we have seen the wanton destruction of the environment, the collapse of our manufacturing economy, and an increase in cancers and pollution-related health problems. This panel will look into the Cannabis and Health Connection, in its broadest implications.
• Medical marijuana in its smoked form
• Contra-indications and mitigation of negative effects
• Alternative means of consumption, like edibles and vaporization
• Patients helping patients: the medical marijuana supply chain
• Raw cannabis and CBD: Medical use without the high
• Medical marijuana to help survive Japanese radiation poisoning
• Removing radiation and heavy metals from soil with hemp
• Hempseed and hempseed oil for nutrition, body care, and more.
Ticket info: http://www.deepgreenfest.com/?c=tickets_discount_information
General Admission - $20 Advance* / $30 @ Door
VIP - $100 Advance* / $125 @ Door
Update on: Japanese Nuclear Disaster in progress
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Information and preparedness links:
Frank H. Lucido MD
More Than Just Medical Marijuana:
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Dr Frank Lucido's Blog: PotShots from the Bully Pulpit: Everyone’s Entitled to My Opinion
Medical Cannabis has been legal under state law in California since passage of the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996 ("Prop 215" or California Health & Safety Code 11362.5) under a certain conditions.
Unfortunately, it is still illegal even for legitimate patients, under Federal law (Gonzales v Raich Supreme Court case).
Physicians making appropriate recommendations, are also protected under State law, when acting appropriately.
Furthermore, physicians are also protected Federally by Conant v McCaffrey (Federal District Court) and Conant v Walters (Federal Appellate Court) as long as they do not aid and abet a patient in breaking Federal Law. On further appeal by the Federal government, the Supreme Court declined to take the case. Therefore, physicians are the ONLY ones protected all the way to the Supreme Court, as long as they do not "aid and abet" a patient in breaking Federal law.
The purpose of this blog is to discuss for patients, physicians, caregivers and other patients advocates, who, in my experience, is most protected, and under what circumstances, and to discuss to what extent the inability of the State of California to regulate cannabis (due to Federal threats and interference) has led to the "wild west" atmosphere that the newspapers love to write about (you know: "Man bites dog" will always sell more papers than "Dog bites man".)
This is my effort to "clean up Dodge". I know I am not alone in this. There are good physicians, good caregivers, and lots of sick patients. I aim to let people know how to spot the good, and avoid the others.