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Medical Marijuana: Pharmacology, Politics and History

Published: April 7, 2011

Last week I reported that sales of medical marijuana had reached an all time high. All puns aside, medical marijuana sales were recorded at $1.7 billion last year, nearly catching the $1.9 billion per year sales of Viagra, despite the lack of both Bob Dole as a spokesman and a federally legal status. Over the next decade, we are sure to see marijuana read more »

Medical Marijuana Sales Reach A New “High”

Published: March 26, 2011

Time Magazine reported some statistics this week that many people, particularly those in the Bible Belt or who lean heavily to the right on the political scale, will find shocking. Personally, I was underwhelmed by these recent numbers, probably due to my long hair and California upbringing. I am talking about sales of medical marijuana. Time reported read more »

Lies, Dammed Lies, And Statistics

Published: March 16, 2011

So goes the saying of what types of lies there are. While stats may not always represent falsehoods, they are always capable of being misleading. This was pointed out with great clarity by New Scientist magazine in an article worthy of examination from their 2/12/11 issue. Rudy Giuliani, while running for president said that the chance of a man surviving read more »

Beer Is Proof God Loves Us

Published: March 14, 2011

Recently, Dr. Doug DeSalles sat down with UC Davis professor Charles W. Bamforth to discuss his new book, Beer is Proof God Loves Us. Follow these links to hear the audio recording on our new Sacramento Men’s Health YouTube Channel. Beer Is Proof God Loves Us, Part 1 Beer Is Proof God Loves Us, Part 2 For those who are unaware, Dr. Doug DeSalles is read more »

Pathological Gaming

Published: March 8, 2011

On January 17th, CNN reported on a study done that linked excessive use of video games to depression, anxiety, and poor grades in school. This study addresses a question which I have often struggled with throughout my youth as a gamer: how much is too much? There is currently a debate in the medical community as to whether pathological or “addictive” read more »

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