Published on Thursday, February 03 2011 00:00
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.
Published on Thursday, January 20 2011 00:00
Published on Thursday, September 30 2010 01:00
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.
Published on Thursday, January 13 2011 00:00
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