It seems to be difficult to find good books about marijuana. When you look at the selection, the most popular books seem to be aimed at gourmet cooks looking for this year’s marijuana flavor trend, or sufferers interested in how medicinal marijuana can help your rheumatism and backaches. If you’re a parent looking for guidance, …

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Harm Reduction is a difficult topic to explain to people: parents, educators, lawmakers don’t always understand why I can be satisfied with a youth lowering their drug use when they really need to stop their drug use. Harm reduction can sound like a clinician is giving in – the second to last step before giving …

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Since I’ve been reading about vaping, my patients have been expressing concern that I’m asking them as much about physical symptoms related to lung disease as I am about mental health. Last week, one regular patient quipped, “Hey, Dr. Beck, if I had problems breathing, my Dad would have me at the family doctor before …

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