NM Cannabis Expert To Speak On Effects Of Medical Marijuana Program


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Steve Jenison, who worked as medical director for New Mexico’s medical marijuana program until his retirement, will voice his support for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act, Issue 5

Arkansas Doctors Show Support for Issue 5
A press conference featuring Arkansas doctors voicing their support of Issue 5, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act, will be held Thursday, November 1. Dr. Steve Jenison, chair of the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, will be the featured speaker. Dr. Jenison will speak about the success of the New Mexico program — its regulations, oversight and impact on the State of New Mexico, and about the similarity of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act to New Mexico’s own program.
Dr. Jenison worked at New Mexico’s Department of Health as the medical director for the medicinal cannabis program before he retired.

Also scheduled to speak is Dr. Marvin Singleton, a past president of the Missouri Medical Association and a former Republican State Senator in Missouri and now a resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Dr. Clint Evans, an Arkansas emergency doctor in Little Rock.
When: Thursday, November 1, 2012 • 9:30 am
Where: Arkansas State Capitol
500 Woodlane Street
Little Rock, AR
76 Arkansas Doctors Who Support Issue 5
The listed endorsing physicians signed statements of support containing the following language: 

Licensed medical practitioners should not be punished for recommending the medical use of marijuana to seriously ill people, and seriously ill people should not be subject to criminal sanctions for using marijuana if the patients’ medical professionals have told them that such use is likely to be beneficial.

Gordon Akin, Internal | Paragould
Michael Anreder, Pathology | El Dorado
Susan Balke | Mariana
Norma Basinger, GYN/Phlebology | Fort Smith
Stuart Benson, Internal | Bentonville
Douglas Bernard, Family Med | Batesville
Lawrence Bigongiari, Diognostic Radiology | Hope
Jesse Bradley, Podiatry | West Memphis
Ronald Brimberry, Family Med | Springdale
John Butle,r Chiropractic | Magnolia
Debra Callahan, Chiropractic | Jonesboro
William Carbary, Chiropractic | Little Rock
Ian Cawich, Cardiology | Little Rock
Ira Chatman, Pain Management | Mountain Home
Charley Chu, Optometry | West Helena
Joe Colclasure, | Little Rock
Chet Crawford, Family Med | Fayetteville
James Croom, Internal | Mountain Home
Deborah Dawes, Psychology | Berryville
Craig Dinger, Family Practice | Eureka Springs
Van Dunn, Optometry | Dumas
William Frederick, Opthalmology | Helena
Deanna Garretson, Chiropractic | Mountain Home
Phillip Garretson, Chiropractic | Mountain Home
John Giblin, pediatrics/research | Little Rock
William Goodin, Psychiatry | Batesville
Jerry Grant, Family Med | ElDorado
Janice Gunnels, Internal | Hot Springs
Latrisha Hall, Family Med | Pine Bluff
Phillip Hardin, Dermatology | Mountain Home
Abeer Hashmi, Family Med | Maumelle
Salman Hashmi, Family Med | Maumelle
Hugh Higginbotham, Internal | Fayetteville
Roland Hollis, Family Med | Paragould
Robert Hurst, Optometry | Bentonville
James Jaros, Optometry | North Little Rock
Anna Kahn, D.C. | Harrison
Shaun Kahn, D.C. | Harrison
Qaisar Kahn, Cardiology | Batesville
Manuel Kelley, Family Med | Pine Bluff
Andrew Koehler, Pediatrics | Fayetteville
Pattie Kymer, Anesthesiology | Little Rock
Mark Lazenby, Chiropractic | Blytheville
John Lee, ENT | Rogers
Mathew Margolis, Opthalmology | Jonesboro
Stephen Marks, OB-GYN | North Little Rock
Adriane Martin, General Surgery | Hot Springs
James Martin, Family Med | Omaha
Hosea McAdoo, Radiology | Sherwood
Theresa McCallie, General Surgery | Magnolia
Samuel Merideth, Ortho Surgeon | West Memphis
Liv Miller, Neuropsychology | North Little Rock
Joseph Mizelle, Psychiatry | Hot Springs Village
Shirolyn Moffett, Women’s Health | Harrison
Earl Montgomery, Gynocology | Jonesboro
Donald Patrick, Thorasic & Vascular surgeon | Searcy
Marvin Poole, OB-GYN | Mount Ida
Maria Porter, Pathology | Little Rock
Venkata Prayaga, Cardiology | Russellville
Brian Reilly, Chiropractic | Hot Springs
Cara Riley, Internal | Bentonville
Sarah Rowden, Chiropractic | Rogers
Barbara Sandefur, Radiology | Little Rock
Franklin Selman, Eye Care | Magnolia
Mary Shaver, Nephrology | Conway
Jason Smith, ENT | NLR
Janet Stannard, Psychiatry | Conway
Scott Stern Oncology, | Little Rock
Stacy Tait, Anesthesiology | Fort Smith
Sue Ulmer, Internal | Little Rock
Srini Vasan, Oncology | El Dorado
Mary Wagner, Psychiatry | Paragould
Carlotta Wells, Podiatry | Magnolia
Travis Wyly, Chiropractic | England
Thomas York, Chiropractic | Morrilton
Thomas Youngblood, Pediatrics | Bentonville
Arkansans for Compassionate Care
Arkansans for Compassionate Care is a coalition of concerned physicians, patients, and allies who agree that sick and dying patients should have access to medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation. 
For thousands of chronically-ill Arkansans, the pain and nausea relief afforded by marijuana helps them live comfortably without harmful side effects. But marijuana is currently unregulated and not legally available.
Arkansans for Compassionate Care offers a better choice: controlled access to a medicine that is proven to be both safe and effective, especially against the debilitating effects of chronic illness and harsh medical treatments.
For more information, please visit www.arcompassion.com.