DFCR founder and former president David Nathan writes an opinion piece on the continued effects of cannabis criminalization and argues for the passage of the MORE act in the United States. Article excerpt:
Polls show that 68% of Americans support the legalization of cannabis. The federal government is lagging far behind the collective wisdom of the American people. With support growing on both sides of the aisle, now is the time for members of Congress to vote in support of regulated cannabis.
Read the full opinion piece at NJ.com
David L. Nathan, MD, DFAPA is a psychiatrist, writer, and educator in Princeton NJ. He is the founder of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation and served as our first President. Dr. Nathan is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. While maintaining a full-time private practice, he serves as Director of Continuing Medical Education for the Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) and Director of Professional Education at Princeton House Behavioral Health (PHBH). While serving on the steering committee of New Jersey United For Marijuana Reform (NJUMR.org), Dr. Nathan was surprised by the absence of any national organization to act as the voice of physicians who wish to guide our nation along a well-regulated path to cannabis legalization. This need was the inspiration for Doctors for Cannabis Regulation.