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Hey everyone, I am Cathryn. I am going into my 5th year of pharmacy at Butler University. I am also working toward a minor in Science, Technology & Society! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and writing. I've been working on NaNoWriMo and am hoping to be published at some point in the near future as well. Most of the time you can catch me studying in the library or browsing the Internet. Oh, and did I mention that I got married last summer?

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Therapeutics Thursdays

I’m going to start a new thing called Therapeutics Thursdays where I spout knowledge at you and probably take unnecessary jabs at Dr. Oz.

He’s right about 50% of the time, I’ll give him that.

Actually today we’re going to talk about marijuana.

On Tuesday, I presented this article to my public health class, and today we had a simply riveting debate in our substance abuse class about the uses of medical marijuana. It’s been a grand old time!

So the article really highlights more of the prosecution of possession in Indiana, which fascinates me because if you read carefully: a commission of judges, prosecutors, probation officers, and a bunch of people who know what they’re talking about looked at Indiana’s criminal code for 3 years and presented their recommendations to lower penalties, save some money, and do some community programming and treatment for people they catch. And Gov. Pence (aka the white-haired Frisch’s Big Boy)–

–thinks status quo is working just dandy.

It’s a cool read.

Anyway I found this awesome DEA fact sheet on the complete opposite spectrum if you’re interested in that.

Unfortunately I’d have to practically write a dissertation to really get this topic started. If you ask me, I think Indiana lawmakers are on to something at least to the effect that throwing people in jail isn’t really an effective way to deal with this particular substance.

And that’s a wrap for our first Therapeutics Thursday! Next week I’ll talk about diabetes or red yeast rice or something. :P

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