Eaze on Down The Road


This from a Forbes piece:

Last Friday while sitting in my friend’s living room, I was able to get a preview of the company’s new app-based feature, which allows users to consult with a doctor via their mobile phones or computers for medical marijuana assessments. Within an hour I used Eaze to video conference with a doctor, receive a marijuana recommendation and purchase an eighth of an ounce of “Sour Diesel” for delivery. The cannabis arrived shortly after the sausage and pepperoni pizza I had ordered to accompany it.

While diagnosing a patient using an internet video call and delivering marijuana to your front door are not particularly new advents, Eaze is hoping that combining the two will break open the legal U.S. cannabis market that did $2.7 billion in sales last year as estimated by ArcView Market Research, a marijuana investment and advocacy firm.

This is another reason that legalizing marijuana just makes sense.  We need to put these schlock docs out of business. Who are they even kidding?  And what a coincidence that weed tends to be the treatment of choice for everybody who goes on the app Eaze?  What a joke these physicians have become.  They should be embarrassed.   Don’t get me wrong, I would prescribe marijuana if the case was right but there are not as many medical problems that marijuana helps as these companies make it to be.  The dude writing this article had wrist pain. Wrist pain?  And medical marijuana is the perfect treatment for that? Yeah, and monkeys will be flying out of my butt.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  7 comments for “Eaze on Down The Road

  1. Pat
    July 15, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    The rational approach to this issue is to get the medical community out of it completely by legalizing marijuana across the board for adults. I think marijuana can be quite helpful, and potentially better than some other treatments; that said, it is obvious that the whole “medical marijuana” push is a giant scam to get the camel nose under the tent for eventual legalization. Better that we should invite the camel into the front entrance, and admit that this is JUST A PLANT. Yes, much of it has been altered to increase potency, but it is still JUST A PLANT. It should be legally grown on the window sill or in the back yard like tomatoes, and the billions wasted on marijuana enforcement/punishment could be wasted on something else.

    The proper philosophical bent for a physician ought to be libertarian, whereby we stay the hell out of everyone else’s business except where specifically invited in. If patients might otherwise seek some questionable “healer” to prescribe weed cookies or pot enemas, then they could avoid the need and we could avoid another source creeping corruption by just making this plant legal.

  2. Kurt
    July 8, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I like the seizure patient who refuses to try standard therapy in spite of the fact that all the imported pot from Colorado doesn’t keep ’em out of status. What a bogus piece of junk science.
    Palliative reason to use? O.K. I’m for it. As long as they realize it will dork long term cognition.
    (If going to die soon, doesn’t matter.)

  3. Perry
    July 6, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Willie Nelson for president!!

  4. Marsha McKay
    July 6, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Well said , Steve O. “Medical marijuana” in California is given to 19 year olds with insomnia. Not exactly what the original legislation was intended for . If you want to get high, then just be honest about it and don’t involve doctors. And shame on the docs who participate in this type of hypocrisy.

  5. Steve O'
    July 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

    And the “big picture” is far worse than just sending Drs. Tokeman & Budworth a payment on PayPal. Doctors are seen as the gatekeepers for handing out the Righteous Dope, rather than any other purpose.
    Can cannabis have a legitimate medical purpose? I have recently come to believe so, although I do not prescribe it. All drugs are amoral, and are appropriate in proportion to the purpose to which they are applied, and the skill of the practitioner in doing so.
    I have seen patients with PTSD and chronic pain who have gained function without losing cognitive acuity, when overseen by a skilled and experienced provider who knows the drug. That is the moral foundation of treatment with any drug – that it be applied with experience and compassion. Thanks to many forces in America, we are washing away that concept.
    It is said that some animals in zoos are given sedatives, so that they “adapt better” to the zoo experience. It is said that some shelters give sedatives to aggressive animals, to make them more likely to be adopted. Is that bothersome? But it has also been the tradition to give psychotropic drugs to incarcerated persons, to help them with “adjustment struggles,” and nursing home residents. Is that unsavory? What of placing children in boxes for over a dozen years, so as to sift them out to rank them for their box-worthiness – a cubicle or a loudspeaker? Dope for the masses, ya okay they can have it. But WHY do they need dope, and WHY do they want it from doctors? Or just torch a righteous bud and watch network T.V. You ain’t no better than you say you is. Is that all you really are?

    • tad hominem
      July 6, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Steve: WTF ??!! where have u been for the last 20 years ? they “need it cuz they can get it !! welcome to post-modern America. everyone, well not everyone, wants to escape into their own “truth” and “reality”.
      God is dead (remember, Darwin killed him), there is no absolute truth and u can fire up a doobie (my age is showing) anytime to go to ur own special place. Another million or 2 addicts (10% of all teens who begin to use before age 18 will become addicted) on top of the millions of drunks, coke heads, heroin shooters or snorters, meth heads and opiod addicts. what hath we baby boomers wrought ? question everything but answer nothing. morality by consensus. doctors as gatekeepers ? not any more. life is hard, there is no hope and whoever dies with the most toys wins ! so tune in, turn on and drop out. and app a doc for help !

      • Steve O'
        July 7, 2015 at 8:55 am

        To even sound older than u:
        “So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
        And we never even know we have the key.”

        “So let us stand in this convention knowing that on some positions; cowardice asks the questions, is it safe; expediency asks the question, is it politic; vanity asks the question, is it popular, but conscience asks the question, is it right. And on some positions, it is necessary for the moral individual to take a stand that is neither safe, nor politic nor popular; but he must do it because it is right.”

        I’d say – read “We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Both Orwell and Huxley felt compelled to write their own, more famous books on dystopia after reading it. The second quote is Rev. King, in a little-read speech on the three evils of society – that could have been spoken today or two thousand years ago and still be fresh and timely. (http://www.scribd.com/doc/134362247/Martin-Luther-King-Jr-The-Three-Evils-of-Society-1967#scribd) For the young’uns, the first is from the Eagles, a band from the days of rock and roll.

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