Continuing our report on the August 30 MBC Marijuana Task Force meeting … A handout distributed at the Aug. 30 meeting in Sacramento of the Medical Board of California’s Marijuana Cannabis Task Force was a slightly revised version of a “Medical Cannabis Agreement” written by Brad Wilsey, MD, and colleagues from the Center for Medical Cannabis Research at UC San Diego. Originally published in the Clinical Journal of Pain 2015; 31 (12), it could have been entitled “Medical Cannabis is not Quite as Dangerous as Plutonium.”
Perry Solomon, MD, questioned whether the “Agreement” was reality-based and MBC Executive Director Kimberly Kirchmayer quickly put in that the board was planning to provide it to physicians as “a tool they might want to use,” but it would not be mandatory that the physicians in turn provide it to patients.
Kirchmayer had been effusive in thanking the CMCR for educating the MBC Marijuana Task Force members, but Dale Gieringer now wonders whether it was CMCR or Wilsey, individually, who arranged for the MBC to promote the fear-inducing “Agreement.”
(This is the way the world really works.) It should have been located at UC San Francisco, where Donald Abrams, MD, was doing clinical research and the community would have been supportive and involved.