NORML Chapters Hope to Bring Marijuana Discussion To Congressional Town Hall Meetings

blogstickerNORML Chapters around the country are currently organizing efforts to engage their representatives on the issue of marijuana law reform during the upcoming congressional recess where members of the House and Senate will host town hall meetings in their districts. In addition to providing unique opportunities for face-to-face interactions with congressional representatives, town hall meetings provide our volunteers the chance to promote NORML’s message of ending the federal prohibition of marijuana to an audience of politically engaged voters.

With the help of Town Hall Project, a nonprofit organization that’s focused on empowering constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives, we have identified almost a dozen town hall meetings taking place in cities with strong NORML representation. To take advantage, NORML leadership is focused on mobilizing our supporters to ask specific questions and encourage their representatives to support legislation that will: protect consumers and businesses in legal marijuana states, expand access to medical marijuana for veterans, stop civil forfeiture and end the federal prohibition of marijuana.

Below is a list of town hall meetings that NORML Chapters will be targeting. We will continue to update the list as new town hall meetings are announced:

(Updated: 8/14/2017)

Rep. Ruben Kihuen (Democrat, NV-4)
Tuesday Aug 1, 2017 at 09:00 AM
Walnut Community Center
3075 N Walnut Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89115

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (Republican, CA-48)
Tuesday Aug 1, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Aliso Niguel High School Gym
28000 Wolverine Way, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Rep. Bradley Byrne (Republican, AL-1)
Thursday August 3 2017 at 3:00 PM
Gulf Shores City Hall
1905 W 1st St, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Rep. Steve Cohen (Democrat, TN-9)
Saturday August 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Rep. Will Hurd (Republican, TX-23)
Sunday August 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Horizon City Dairy Queen
800 N Zaragoza Rd, El Paso, TX 79907

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (Democrat, NC-1)
Tuesday August 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Bertie High School
716 US-13, Windsor, NC 27983

Rep. Donald Norcross (Democrat, NJ-1)
Wednesday August 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Carmen Tilelli Community Center
820 Mercer St, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Rep. Glenn Thompson (Republican, PA-5)
Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM
WPSU
100 Innovation Blvd, University Park, PA 16802

Rep. Adam Smith (Democrat, WA-9)
Saturday August 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Foster High School Performing Arts Center
4242 S 144th St, Tukwila, WA 98168

Derek Kilmer (Democrat, WA-6)
Sunday August 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Aberdeen High School Auditorium
410 N G St, Aberdeen, WA 98520

Jimmy Panetta (Democrat, CA-20)
Monday August 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM
California State University Monterey Bay World Theater
5260 6th Ave, Seaside, CA 93955

Senator Maria Cantwell (Democrat, Senate)
Tuesday August 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, The Boone Room
502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258

Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (Republican, NC-9)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Cleveland Community College – Mildred Keeter Auditorium
137 S Post Rd, Shelby, NC 28152

Rep. Gary Palmer (Republican, AL-6)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM
North Highlands Baptist Church
4851 15th Street Rd, Hueytown, AL 35023

Rep. David Scott (Democrat, GA-13)
Saturday August 19, 2017 at 09:00 AM
Mundy’s Mill High School
9652 Fayetteville Rd, Jonesboro, GA 30238

Rep. Trent Franks (Republican, AZ-8)
Tuesday August 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM
The Colonnade
19116 N Colonnade Way, Surprise, AZ 85374

Rep. Tom Rice (Republican, SC-7)
Chapin Memorial Library Meeting Room
Tuesday August 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM
400 14th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Rep. Bradley Byrne (Republican, AL-1)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM
John L. LeFlore Magnet High School,
700 Donald St, Mobile, AL 36617

Rep. Danny K. Davis (Democrat, IL-7)
Thursday August 24, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Oak Park Village Hall
123 Madison St, Oak Park, IL 60302

Rep. Rodney Davis (Republican, IL-13)
Friday August 25, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Litchfield City Hall
120 E Ryder St, Litchfield, IL 62056

Rep. Ami Bera (Democrat, CA-7)
Tuesday August 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Folsom Public Library
411 Stafford St, Folsom, CA 95630

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (Republican WI-5)
Saturday September 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Elm Grove Village Park
13600 Juneau Blvd, Elm Grove, WI 53122

To support these efforts, NORML has prepared a guide to town hall meetings, as well as a list of questions specific to each representative. If you would like to participate or want a copy of either document, please email chapters@NORML.org.

The Marijuana Revolution Continues

Election Day dealt another body blow to our nation’s costly, failed, and discriminatory policy of marijuana prohibition. If anyone thought our victories in 2012 and 2014 were a passing fad, it is now clear that they were mistaken. With adult use measures being approved in four states (CA, MA, ME, NV) and medical marijuana initiatives passing in another four (AR, FL, MT, ND), the era of marijuana legalization is upon us. By standing together and fighting for our shared beliefs, we spread the seeds of the cannabis revolution far and wide.

But now is not the time to become complacent. As we celebrate our recent successes, we must remind ourselves that legalization is not inevitable. It is dependent upon maintaining the fight. Our opponents are not going away. They remain well funded and ready for battle. So should we.

DONATE TODAY TO CONTINUE THE REVOLUTION

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From day one, NORML’s mission has been to shape public and political opinion so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer criminalized and stigmatized. NORML does so by standing up for the rights of the responsible cannabis consumer, and by presenting credible, evidence-based information about marijuana and marijuana policy reform to the general public, the mainstream media, pundits, and policymakers. And I firmly believe that nobody does it better.

That is why I’m honored to be named NORML’s new Executive Director.

I’m no stranger to this cause or to NORML itself. From 2007 to 2015 I served as NORML’s Communications Director, PAC Manager, and chief lobbyist. Following a brief sabbatical, during which I fought to decrease the influence of big money in our political system, I am honored and excited to return to lead NORML during one of the most exciting and critical times in the group’s forty year history.

I urge you to stand with me, NORML’s staff, and with our nationwide network of chapters. We must capitalize on our newly minted successes and seize upon our growing public support. No one person or organization can win this fight alone. We must come together as advocates in a unified force so that we can make our desired policy reforms a reality.

Even with these victories, most Americans are still living under the specter of marijuana prohibition. Obviously, there is much more work that needs to be done. We need your help to finish the job.

NORML only exists and succeeds because of the support of passionate and dedicated individuals like you. With you standing shoulder to shoulder with us, we will continue to take our fight to city councils, state legislatures, and to Congress. Together, we are unstoppable. Together, we WILL legalize marijuana nationwide.

The revolution continues,

Erik Altieri
NORML Executive Director

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Medical Cannabis, Past & Future, with Michael Aldrich, PhD

April 5.2008 – After Fifth Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, held in Pacific Grove, CAMichael Aldrich, PhD, looks back to 1964, tracing the roots of the “marijuana movement” in America and Dr. Raphael Mechoulam’s isolation of THC in Israel. Citing new science and research since the “discovery” of the Endo-Cannabinoid System in 1989 and it’s role throughout the body, Dr. Aldrich examines medical Cannabis in the 21st century, anticipating many aspects and applications of this remarkable plant. Conference hosted by Patients Out of Time. DVDs are available. medicalcannabis.com

Could the chemicals found in marijuana prevent and even heal several deadly cancers? Discover the truth about this ancient medicine as world-renowned scientists in the field of cannabinoid research illustrate their truly mind-blowing discoveries. “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer” explains how we are all born with a form of marijuana already in our bodies, and when pot is consumed, the “endocannabinoids” inside us, along with any cannabinoids we ingest, fit together like a key in a lock. Thereby promoting the death of cancer cells without harming the body’s healthy cells. A powerful and eye-opening film about the future of cannabis, and perhaps even the future of medicine. Narrated by Emmy-winning actor Peter Coyote. QUOTES: “What If Cannabis Cured Cancer summarizes the remarkable research findings of recent years about the cancer-protective effects of novel compounds in marijuana. Most medical doctors are not aware of this information and its implications for prevention and treatment. This documentary presents compelling evidence that our current policy on cannabis is counterproductive and foolish. An excellent film.” -Andrew Weil, MD *** “A hugely important film.” -Julie Holland, MD NYU School of Medicine *** “What If Cannabis Cured Cancer brings to light a host of recent findings that have potentially game-changing implications for the future of marijuana as a medicine. A must-see film.” -Marijuana Policy Project Washington, DC *** SPECIAL BONUS: Comedy puppet short
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Record Level of Californians Support Regulating Marijuana

According to survey data released this week by The Field Poll, a record number of Californians now support legalizing and regulating marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.

The poll, conducted February 5-17 among 834 registered California voters, found that 54% support making the use of marijuana legal, with age and other controls like those that apply to alcohol, only 43% were opposed. This is the highest level of support for legalization since The Field Poll began asking the question. In their 2010 poll, only 50% of California voters supported legalization and 46% were opposed.

This survey also found that an overwhelming 72% of Californians support the state’s medical marijuana program and 52% favor allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to open in their town.

California narrowly rejected Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana in 2010, but clearly public opinion has continued to move in our favor since then. It is reasonable to expect that by 2016, when many believe there will be another voter initiative to legalize marijuana, support will have reached the critical mass required to approve of such a measure.

You can view the full poll results here.

Medical Marijuana Super Store Opens in East Oakland


Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2010

Growing Business in East Oakland, 70 Hegenberger Loop Oakland, CA, 94621

On Thursday January 28th at 5:00PM, iGrow, the Bay Area?s largest full service hydroponic superstore, will celebrate its? grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Oakland City Councilmembers Larry Reid and Rebecca Kaplan. This 15,000 square foot facility by the Oakland Airport offers turnkey services to assist medical marijuana patients in creating their own cannabis gardens.

iGrow is a one-stop shop where medical marijuana patients can get their cannabis cards, buy their grow equipment, and even hire on-site technicians to build out their grow rooms. iGrow offers all the services required for medical marijuana patients to set up their own gardens. The on-site medical doctor offers cannabis card recommendations, which is the first step in California for a patient to legally cultivate cannabis. The retail area of iGrow not only offers the largest selection of hydroponic equipment but also features Ikea-style grow room demonstrations with live plants, allowing new cultivators to visualize everything required for a new setup. And lastly iGrow?s very own ?Grow Squad? offers free cultivation advice and in-home technician services for customers interested in avoiding legal and safety hazards with a professional build out.

Oakland entrepreneur and founder, Dhar Mann, 25, says, ?We?re excited that iGrow was born in the epicenter of the cannabis movement. And we?re even more thrilled to see the strong support that the City of Oakland and the community has shown us for the grand opening of our new business.?

To schedule interviews, please contact:

Justin Jorgensen

70 Hegenberger Loop

Oakland, CA, 94621

510-371-4177

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Hashbar “olympics”part 2-World Championship Games-hashbartv

www.hashbar.tv Hashbar TV brings you the first ever Hashbar World Championship Games on Jan 10th 2011 hosted by Sean Kush and the Stingy Stoners from the web’s biggest Potcast. Medical Marijuana Patients in California go head to head to see who can take the biggest and longest Hash Bong Rip. In this video we reveal the winners! Tune in to Hashbar TV to learn when the next Hashbar World Championship Games is coming. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Hashbar Olympics is coming. Do you have what it takes to be the Grand Champion? Go to http for more from Hashbar TV.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

In this episode: Michigan medical marijuana program starts, LAPD Chief: Looney TOONS!, CA dispensary closes before it opens, A look at Illinois medical marijuana, Minnesota Senate Bill moves to the floor for consideration, New Hampshire cops take on role of doctor, dispensary cash register-making company goes public
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Journey Healing Centers Opposes Medical Marijuana Proposition

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 2, 2010

To prevent the painkiller drug war from escalating further in the US, Journey Healing Centers (http://journeyrecoverycenters.com) announces their opposition to the Medical Marijuana proposition that was approved June 1, 2010, to be on the Arizona November 2010 ballot. With 50 million admitting to abusing prescription drugs in the US (CBS Evening News), the center believes medical marijuana and the proposed legalization of marijuana in California will only increase substance abuse, relapses and addictions to harder drugs.

There are 14 states that have already legalized medical marijuana, and a “Green Rush” has swept through much of California in recent years (CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/26/politics/main6143291.shtml). No one is exactly sure how many Cannabis clinics exist in Los Angeles, CA, and the best estimate is somewhere between 800 and 1,000 (CBS News). The city is now attempting to close dispensaries that aren’t in compliance with a new ordinance by June 7th, and ensure the roughly 130 clinics meet stringent guidelines (MSNBC).. The centers are also supposed to be non-profit, yet are making an estimated $ 1.2 per year in profits (PBS, Need to Know). This November, Californians will vote on an initiative that would legalize the use of medical marijuana for any citizen over 21, which is even more concerning. The following health concerns are the reasons Journey Healing Centers has taken this position:

1. Lowers Ambition – One consequence that is overlooked from marijuana is how the drug lowers the users’ ambition to achieve life accomplishments (SAMHSA). In one case, a client ended up being suspended from school, losing his job, and eventually returning to his drug of choice crystal meth. His last words to his counselor were, “it’s only marijuana,” says Aubrey Barrow, Admissions Director for Journey Healing Centers.

2. Marijuana is a Gateway Drug – Marijuana is typically the first drug that most drug addicts encounter when first experimenting with drugs. The reason people call marijuana “the gateway drug” is because it often leads to other drug usage. Years later, an addicted person may end up in treatment for a heroin, crack cocaine, meth, and/or other drug problems. Marijuana is a harmful drug, especially since the potency of the marijuana now available has increased more than 275 percent over the last decade (SAMHSA).

3. Painkiller Prescriptions Out of Control – The US is already challenged by a war on prescription drugs. Opiate pain drugs and benzodiazepines are the prescription drugs that treatment centers see most commonly abused. According to SAMHSA, prescription drug abuse is the second most common form of recreational drug use in America second only to marijuana. Addicts are getting prescription drugs from their doctor versus the streets, who often write prescriptions quickly versus taking the time to analyze a patient’s issue. While there are some rare instances in the medical field where marijuana may work best to alleviate pain and nausea, legalizing it for day-to- day use will only create more of an addiction problem.

Aubrey Barrow, Admissions Director at Journey Healing Centers, adds, “Although there may be economic benefits for legalizing marijuana (business profit and taxes), there is also great expense. When abused, this addiction can lead to criminal activity causing taxpayer dollars on the court system. It will also be impossible to control the distribution and cultivation, not to mention the illegal transporting it into the US. We don’t need additional drug challenges with our loved ones.”

Background: Journey Healing Centers operates drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Arizona and Utah, and has been featured on MTV’s Gone Too Far, PBS, ABC News 15 Phoenix, ABC 4 Salt Lake City, USAToday.com and in People Magazine. Journey Healing Centers has supported thousands dealing with addictions through Residential Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), Sober Living Homes, Aftercare and a Free 24-Hour Hotline with Addiction Specialists: 1-866-774-5119. http://journeyrecoverycenters.com

References

CBS Evening News: States Try to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/01/eveningnews/main5128584.shtml

14 Legal Medical Marijuana States

http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000881

CBS News: L.A. Moves Toward Closing Pot Clinics

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/26/politics/main6143291.shtml

MSNBC: Los Angeles to close pot dispensaries

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37066340

PBS – Need to Know (3rd story about CA medical marijuana)

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/video/need-to-know-may-21-2010/953/

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

http://www.samhsa.gov

Media Contact:

Liz Brown

Journey Healing Centers

310-795-1485

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Journey Healing Centers Sends Voters a Medical Marijuana Video Wake-up Call

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 28, 2010

While many Prop 203 (AZ medical marijuana) and Prop 19 (CA legalization) advocates think “It’s Only Marijuana,” many Journey Healing Centers clients who enter drug abuse treatment addicted to cocaine, heroin, marijuana and meth often say, “If only I hadn’t started smoking marijuana.” After working in Law Enforcement and Night Clubs in Las Vegas, the Co-Founders are passionate about educating and assisting families in overcoming addiction and bringing to light the massive abuse, which is why Journey Healing Centers is releasing this Venice Beach, CA Video where dispensaries actively solicit new clients, 420 Doctors give out medical marijuana cards for any pain, and smoking lounges are making this beach town look more like Amsterdam.

Vote No on Prop 203 and Medical Marijuana Abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNIPicdL5M4

As seen in the Venice Beach video, these propositions are about much more than medical marijuana. The solicitors are not looking for critically ill patients and instead announce to people walking by, “Walk-ins welcome everybody,” “Get just what the doctor ordered,” “Hash bars, smoking lounges, dispensaries upstairs,” and “You can get medical marijuana, right now.”

Journey Healing Centers is one of the only Addiction Centers publically opposing Prop 203 and Prop 19 because the propositions are misleading and will increase addiction. While these Addiction Experts support medical marijuana use for critically ill patients, the reality is that only 2% of the current patients use it for serious illnesses (Billings Gazzette). And there is already an FDA approved drug on the market for this purpose, Marinol. The Medical Marijuana Project (MPP) is misleading the public by saying Prop 203 was written to help people with HIV, Cancer and Glaucoma (MPP’s website clearly states that their goal is to legalize marijuana, which seems more about money versus helping sick people.) If the MPP goal is to legalize marijuana, why not come out and state that big objective and offer to educate the public about the risks of smoking marijuana? Pro marijuana groups and individuals say that treatment centers are opposed because they will lose clients if it passes. The exact opposite is true, it will increase those addicted to substances, yet Journey Healing Centers still opposes because of the misleading prop and the lack of education the MPP is providing on the subject.

The Medical Marijuana Project (MPP) is also misleading the public with stories about the importance of keeping people out of jail who need medical marijuana for critical illnesses and that legalizing it will reduce crime. The reality is that out of the half a million people serving time in prison for drug offenses, less than 1 percent are in prison for possession of marijuana (Chicago Tribune). The other 99% are serving time for drug dealing and distributing. Dispensaries also attract criminal activity, including drug trafficking, money laundering, assaults, burglaries, armed robberies, gang activity, home invasions and even murders (as seen in Los Angeles.) In Colorado Springs (where medical marijuana is legal), a new Police Department is being formed just to keep watch over the industry (The Gazette.)

Have the marijuana advocates thought about the consequences if marijuana passes for recreational use, as California is proposing in Prop 19? Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, and the FDA has never approved a medical drug to be smoked. Eric Holder, US Attorney General, sent a letter to the DEA, stating, “If passed, this legislation will greatly complicate federal drug enforcement efforts to the detriment of our citizens” (New York Times.) The DEA has already raided medical marijuana clinics in Las Vegas, where medical marijuana is state approved, and took the patients records. It’s time for Voters to wake-up and Vote No on Prop 203, Vote No on Prop 19, and Vote No on Marijuana Abuse because It’s Not Only Marijuana.

Background:

Journey Healing Centers operates drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Arizona and Utah, and specializes in holistic healing programs, family treatment and has a Sobriety for Life Program. Their work and success stories have been featured on MTV’s Gone Too Far, PBS, ABC News 15 Phoenix, Fox 10 Phoenix, ABC 4 Salt Lake City, KUAT PBS Tucson, USAToday.com, Psychology Today and in People Magazine. Journey Healing Centers has supported thousands dealing with addictions through Residential Treatment Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), Sober Living Homes, Aftercare and a Free 24-Hour Hotline with Addiction Specialists: 1-866-774-5119.

http://journeyrecoverycenters.com

Media contact:

Liz Brown

310-795-1485

References

New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/us/16pot.html

Chicago Tribune

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-10-15/news/chi-101015bensinger_briefs_1_prison-for-drug-offenses-drug-cartels-peter-bensinger

Pot Cops a possible side effect of medical marijuana (Colorado Gazzette)

http://www.gazette.com/articles/marijuana-106837-medical-possible.html

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EVENT: Medical Cannabis Conference – January 22nd 2011

www.cbdconference.com | The Orange County Chapter of NORML, Apothecary Genetics, GGECO University, Kush Media will be holding a one day Medical Cannabis Conference for Seniors, Medical Professionals and the Community. This conference will take place on Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 9 AM to 8 PM in Orange County, CA. California voters passed Proposition 215 in 1996, which allowed qualified patients with a physician’s recommendation to use medical marijuana legally. In 2003 Senate Bill 420 was passed and allowed patients who are not able to grow their own medicine to join patient collectives providing safe access to their medicine. In the last couple years there has been an increase in Medical Cannabis. In an effort to help further state, county, & city agencies educate and protect the public, about the proper safe use and governing legislation regarding Medical Cannabis. Educating the public about safe use with various routes of administration, dosage forms, and methods of usage are known and that correct information is being received by the public and medical community this conference is being held. The Medical Cannabis Conference will be bringing two renowned Physicians to Orange County for their first presentations ever in this area, Dr. William Courtney and Dr. Donald Abrams. William Courtney, MD, has an extensive medical education; he received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, his Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University, and his Post

Via The Raw Story: “A man who was refused a liver transplant by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles because he used medical marijuana to cope with his symptoms is hoping his story will change the transplant policies of hospitals around the country…”.* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks. * www.rawstory.com Subscribe to The Young Turks: bit.ly Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here: www.current.com The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: www.gplus.to Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com
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Over 7% of Patients Cite Marijuana as Preferred Treatment Option


Philadelphia, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 19, 2011

Over 7% of online patient discussions about alternative treatments mention marijuana as an effective option, according to a new study released today by ListenLogic, a social media intelligence firm. Findings from the study show that ? from arthritis to ADHD and diabetes to depression ? patients discuss using marijuana to treat a wide variety of medical conditions.

?We all know that medical marijuana is currently being used to treat conditions such as neurogenic pain, movement disorders, and glaucoma,? said Mark Langsfeld, Founder & CEO of ListenLogic. ?However, in social media we?re seeing more patients discuss using marijuana as an effective treatment option across many therapeutic areas, including specific forms of epilepsy, arthritis, and even schizophrenia.?

The personal anonymity afforded by social media is allowing for new research to occur regarding alternative treatment options, as patients feel less inhibited to share how they?re treating certain conditions. In an ADHD study conducted last quarter, ListenLogic found that many ADHD and mood disorder patients were hiding their marijuana use from their doctor.

?We also see patients discussing how to access marijuana to treat their condition and seek advice from other online users regarding its legality,? said Vince Schiavone, co-founder & Chairman. ?That?s how desperate they are to experience relief from their conditions. And this comes up consistently across a wide variety of therapeutic areas.?

According to the study, 7.3% of patients across 12 therapeutic areas publicly cite marijuana as an alternative treatment option while 18% cite herbal medicine. Acupuncture is cited by 4.2% and aromatherapy by 1%. The study was based upon on analysis of over 30,000 online, patient-level conversations across different medical conditions within which alternative treatments were mentioned.

To view the complete findings of the study ?Online Patients: Alternative Treatment Options?, please visit http://www.listenlogic.com/onlinepatients.

About ListenLogic

ListenLogic is a leading social media intelligence and analytics company that helps Global 1000 companies manage their reputation, engage with customers and drive innovation. ListenLogic?s Social Listening Intelligence Center (SLIC) provides enterprises with real-time listening and response to manage the daily corporate threats and outreach opportunities that emerge from social media. ListenLogic?s Consumer Insight solutions deliver deep understanding of consumer mindsets to drive product and marketing innovation. ListenLogic Health, a dedicated help division, specializes in providing social media intelligence to pharmaceutical, health and wellness companies. ListenLogic is headquartered outside of Philadelphia, PA and has offices in San Jose, CA. For further information, visit http://www.listenlogic.com | http://www.listenlogic.com/blog, or http://twitter.com/listenlogic.

Media Contact:

Chris Karnes

For ListenLogic

ckarnes(at)listenlogic(dot)com

267.544.9647

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