CONTACT Advocacy Archives - Dr. Christian Thurstone

Meet Project SAM

Having sat through two meetings of the Colorado task force I have been appointed to by Gov. John Hickenlooper to recommend a regulatory framework for recreational marijuana use in this state, it is clearer to me than ever that our nation needs to have far more...
Videos worth your time

Videos worth your time

Today, I received links to two videos that reference my research — but that’s not why I’m sharing them. I’m sharing these videos because I consider them illuminating in ways that news coverage about the marijuana debate too often is not. I also...
‘You need to hear his message’

‘You need to hear his message’

A Denver women’s group called Inspiring Minds produced this video in response to a presentation Dr. Chris Thurstone delivered earlier this year as part of its 2012 lecture series. Women in the room that day were like so many of the hundreds of other people who...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

In my world, May is a really big month. It’s Mental Health Awareness Month. Here’s a quick look at how people in more than 1,100 communities and across 115 federal programs in the United States are participating in events aimed specifically at highlighting...
Helping kids with epilepsy

Helping kids with epilepsy

Three years ago, 16-year-old Chelsea Hutchison died after experiencing a seizure in her sleep. The official cause of death: Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy, or SUDEP, which accounts for roughly 18 percent of deaths of people with epilepsy. No one knows exactly...

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