PCMS was proud to partner with the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) to present the Cannabis Community Forum on Aug. 8. Speakers included two emergency room doctors – our PCMS representative to the CMS Brad Roberts, MD, and Karen Randall – and an addiction psychiatrist, Libby Stuyt, MD. All from Pueblo, the speakers shared their considerable education, experience and knowledge. As PDPHE said in their post-event report, the story they told is indeed a local one, but like the opioid story, there is a cautionary message for us all.
If you missed it, you can view the archived Facebook video live stream here. And here is a link to a peer-reviewed article written by Brad Roberts, “Legalized Cannabis in Colorado Emergency Departments: A Cautionary Review of Negative Health and Safety Effects.”
PCMS will soon send a letter to Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar requesting a meeting with him and the city council about this issue.
Thanks to all of the physicians who attended the forum and continue to make an impact for patients in Pueblo.
Top: Karen Randall presents "Myths and Realities of Cannabis
Middle: Brad Roberts presents "Legalized Cannabis in Colorado Emergency Departments"
Bottom: Physician speakers from left: Libby Stuyt, Randall, Roberts and myself (Greidanus)