Jolie Lee, USA TODAY Network 12:08 p.m. EDT May 23, 2014
Dr. Dustin Sulak, whose patients include Begin and other veterans, said marijuana has been life-changing for his patients. In his opinion, marijuana is a safer option: People die from opiate overdoses, but they don’t overdose from marijuana, he said.
“It’s an herb,” Sulak said. “It should be next to St. Johns wort and kava in the health food store.”
Begin has become a champion for medical marijuana access for veterans. But he says it’s tough to find vets who will speak publicly about marijuana. There’s still a stigma around marijuana use. Read more
WCSH news feature - May 21, 2014
NECN- May 16, 2014
The Eighth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics recently concluded after an educational three days of presentations. From May 8-10, hundreds of doctors learned about how the endocannabinoid system is somehow connected to nearly every major disease and how phytocannabinoids can play a role in treatment.
Dr. Dustin Sulak was a crowd favorite, with his inspiring energy and intelligent grasp of the endocannabinoid system. He presented on the ECS’ role in postsynaptic feedback and how endocannabinoids are synthesized on demand to complete the circuit of cellular communication.
Medical marijuana patients meet at Integr8 Health to push the Obama Administration to reschedule Marijuana.
Portland Daily Sun front page, April 16, 2014
Dr. Dustin Sulak, osteopathic physician and medical marijuana practice founder at Integr8 Health in Falmouth, said, “Research into therapeutic applications of cannabis and its constituents has been impeded, and countless patients are suffering who might benefit from this effective and versatile medicine.”
His message to the Obama administration and the message of his website, http://integr8health.com/call-to-action and its online petition: “remove cannabis from the Controlled Substance Act.”
MPBN – 5/14/13
A legislative panel is reviewing a half-dozen bills aimed at tweaking Maine’s medicinal marijuana law, which now governs how the drug is prescribed and distributed
Portland Press – Front Page 9/22/11
A Portland forum brings together patients, caregivers, and dispensary representatives to share information about pot, health care and the law.
Physicians reluctant to recommend the treatment are sending patients to Dr. Dustin Sulak.
Patients seeking medical marijuana certification must be diagnosed with a qualifying condition under Maine law, such as cancer, glaucoma or chronic pain. With Sulak, they also must undergo a 45-minute evaluation of their overall health and expect him to recommend treatments beyond cannabis, such as vitamin D, turmeric or milk thistle supplements.
Dr. Dustin Sulak, who runs a practice called Integr8 Health and who is known as one of the state’s leading medical marijuana proponents, said he learned earlier this week that the Department of Health and Human Services has denied his request. Sulak is part of a panel of doctors responsible for making recommendations to DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew on the 1999 medical marijuana law and the subsequent 2009 Maine Medical Marijuana Act. Read more