Author Archives: Edward Gogek

About Edward Gogek

I've been practicing psychiatry for 25 years, doing general work with adults, children and adolescents. My subspecialties are addiction psychiatry, classical homeopathy and nutritional medicine.

New book: Marijuana Debunked

In August 2015, Chiron Publications will release Marijuana Debunked: A handbook for parents, pundits and politicians who want to know the case against legalization, written by me, Ed Gogek, MD. In some ways, it’s similar to two other anti-legalization books–Reefer Sanity … Continue reading

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Why marijuana legalization is far from inevitable.

This was written by Carolyn Short, chairperson of Keep AZ Drug Free. The drumbeat for legalization is loud, but the way the marijuana lobby and, unfortunately, the press is going about it could be their undoing. Support for marijuana is … Continue reading

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Why have America’s Journalists made marijuana a cause celebre? If the press had done it’s job after California passed the first medical marijuana law in 1996, no other state would have passed a similar law or legalized pot. This is … Continue reading

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Punishment and treatment must be combined

Good article in today’s Washington Post about a drug-addicted prostitute who couldn’t stay clean, and died on the streets. We can help these people, but first we have to tell liberals and conservatives they’re both wrong. Liberals say addiction is a … Continue reading

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Crunching the numbers; why I say almost all medical marijuana patients are faking it.

I’ve been asked a few times to explain why I say almost every one of the marijuana cardholders in Arizona is probably a substance abuser faking their illness just to get the pot. Pain patients are about 55 percent female … Continue reading

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Why Democrats should steer clear of the marijuana lobby

Many Democrats have become closely allied with the pro-marijuana movement. In Colorado, where voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing pot, the Democratic Party had already put support for legalization in their platform. In Montana, where Republicans tried to overturn the … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana Should Never Be Smoked; the medical profession should work to keep smoking marijuana illegal.

Arizona physicians, health care providers & concerned citizens: Please contact Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) by January 7, 2011 to give feedback on the proposed regulations for medical marijuana.  Once there, click on the Electronic Comment Form. This post … Continue reading

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