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Fact or Fiction? A Closer Look at Medical Marijuana

Editor’s Note: Since the medical marijuana issue is one of great importance to many citizens in the community, we at The Lyons Recorder are trying to allow opposing viewpoints to be expressed. As always, the opinions expressed are those of the author. Anyone with a differing viewpoint is invited to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

by Tina Brown Celona

In the interest of full disclosure, the author of this article is the domestic partner of Read Spear, owner of The Bud Depot and Lyons Indoor Gardening.
It doesn’t surprise me that Mickey Lohr claims that marijuana is a dangerous, mind-altering drug. It does surprise me that he expects reasonable people to believe him.

 

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Marijuana... The Rest Of The Story

By Mickey Lohr

Editor’s note: In an effort to provide equal time to different perspectives on medical marijuana, we have given Pastor Lohr the opportunity to share his views on the issue. He was not restricted on the length article. If anyone in the community feels the need to share their opinions on the subject, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I wanted to take just a minute to address an issue I believe is of extreme importance to our community, and specifically to our youth — Medical Marijuana. How are we as a town going to respond to it?

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A Young Life, Changed Forever

by Chelsea Alfieri

Ms. Alfieri is a young woman with a passion for writing, who will now be contributing articles in The Lyons Recorder.

January 16, 2008, a day that changed me, all that I knew, and opened my eyes for the rest of my life.  I was eighteen, I had just graduated from Lyons High School, and I was on top of the world.

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An In Depth Look At Medical Marijuana - Final Chapter

By Ed Bruder

In full disclosure, I am a Trustee for the Town of Lyons, a patient advocate member of the Department of Revenue’s (DoR) Medical Marijuana Working Group, I am a patient myself, a caregiver, and a current business license holder. At this time I have NO financial interest in any medical marijuana business. I write this as an individual member of these various communities. I don’t speak for the Board of Trustees (BoT), and I don’t speak for anyone else but myself.
It has been important to consider the mounting body of research demonstrating the multiple therapeutic benefits of cannabis use in this discussion. However, I would be remiss to not point out the areas of research that have proven that cannabis use, for the developing pre-teen and teenage brain is potentially dangerous.

Last November at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference, a Harvard Medical School researcher presented the results of a study that found that; “Young adults, who started smoking marijuana as adolescents or teens, had greater

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