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Pain Management

  • News

    September 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    THC-limit bill could ban many seniors and veterans from driving, activist says

    On Monday, a Senate committee passed a THC-driving limits bill that's broader than one that fell short last year. As Senator Morgan Carroll noted here yesterday, the proposal establishes zero tolerance for any Schedule I or Schedule II drugs, including many prescription medications. Cannabis activis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Medical marijuana for vets: Veterans Health Administration still unenthusiastic about its use

    Wanda James.​Last month in this space, dispensary owner and veteran Wanda James shared her excitement about the decision by the Veterans Health Administration to allow vets to use medical marijuana. But "excitement" isn't a word that leaps to mind after reading the VHA's directive on this poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Biocare Collective keeps cancer patients in mind

    ​As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword is offering a no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Colorado's chief medical officer charges some medical marijuana doctors with substandard care

    Ned Calonge is appalled by the level of care provided by some dispensaries.​The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Board of Health has had a rough few months navigating the issue of medical marijuana. In July, the board determined that a caregiver only had to provide a pat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Mile Highs and Lows: Pain Management of Colorado

    ​As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Our updated medical-marijuana directory

    ​ Today, William Breathes, one of our new medical marijuana reviewers, samples the stock at Pain Management of Colorado, located in Cherry Creek North (with prices to match). But if that doesn't suit your fancy, you'll find a plethora of alternatives in our newly updated dispensary directory. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Colorado's marijuana growing pains continue

    ​In July, at the end of a marathon twelve-plus hour hearing attended by hundreds, the state health board rejected contentious new restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries, including one that may have limited them to five patients each. But that doesn't mean questions and controversies su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    The city council pays out to Timothy Thomason

    Timothy Thomason. As noted in this August 18 blog, the Denver City Council planned to tackle the question of whether or not to approve a $150,000 payment to Timothy Thomason, a cancer patient who wasn't given prescribed pain medication after winding up in city jail circa August 2006. At the counci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    The Thomason case goes to City Council

    Timothy Thomason One of the items on the agenda of the Denver City Council August 18 is whether to approve a $150,000 settlement for Timothy Thomason, the cancer patient who was deprived of his pain medications at the city jail. Our story "Pain Management," which explored Thomason's ordeal and the ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    Pain Management

    Cancer patient Tim Thomason didn't think he could feel any worse. His Denver jailers showed that he could.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007
  • News

    September 20, 2001

    The Strange Case of Dr. Schmidt

    He worked wonders with chronic-pain patients. So why was the university so eager to get rid of him?

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