Finally Some Truth in the Media
Just swinging by to make sure everyone reads this important, groundbreaking piece in the Colorado Springs newspaper The Gazette.
Clearing the Haze by The Gazette
Their choice of courage and integrity …. to tell the truth in the face of massive media bias, completely bought and paid for by the Big Marijuana Industry (NORML, The Marijuana Policy Project, Drug Free Policy Alliance) is inspiring and encouraging.
Make sure you check out the entire series: http://gazette.com/clearingthehaze
Also see my quote in this piece which shows the reality of our state’s pitiful prevention efforts:
“Many of the state’s addiction treatment providers, substance prevention professionals and advocates working in their communities to reduce drug use and abuse also say the CDPHE and the Governor’s Office of Marijuana Coordination have given marijuana industry representatives too much influence. Among them is Jo McGuire, a Colorado Springs-based consultant who specializes in helping employers maintain drug-free workplace policies and serves on the national board of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association.
“It’s like inviting Philip Morris executives to help us learn how to use tobacco and develop our next anti-smoking campaign.” – Jo McGuire, Colorado Springs consultant specializing in helping employers maintain drug-free workplace policies and a member of the National Board of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association
In August, McGuire attended a CDPHE event headlined “Marijuana Workshop for State and Local Public Health,” during which a lawyer for the marijuana industry and a physician who recommends marijuana spoke. She was particularly surprised by the bud tender who lectured the safe, regular use of highly potent THC concentrates.
“None of what these marijuana- industry representatives said was supported by one shred of responsible science, and it was absolutely stunning to me that our state health officials gave these people such a place of authority and legitimacy,” she said.
“It’s one thing if CDPHE officials want to better understand the industry by meeting with people and taking their own notes, but it is very much another and beyond ridiculous for them to make marijuana industry leaders keynote speakers who get to dominate the floor and drive the agenda.
“It’s like inviting Philip Morris executives to help us learn how to use tobacco and develop our next anti-smoking campaign.”
Thank you to the editorial team who worked tirelessly on this and keep your eyes open for more TRUTH on this important topic.