magazine articles by (or about)
Mark Mathew Braunstein
FIRST AID for CANNABIS SMOKERS ( 2MB PDF )
10 Ways to Reduce the Health Risks of Smoking Marijuana
Spirit of Change magazine - Spring 2016 issue
(this includes the Bibliography not included with the print edition)
(and click on upper right corner to view the entire issue)
or the web reprint on Alternet
BIBLIOGRAPHY for the print edition of Spirit of Change's article with clickable links, but you may need to download the PDF for links to function
(3MB PDF, be patient while it loads)
New Mobility - cover story in the July 2016 issue.
After my 20 years as a public advocate for medical marijuana, I asses the state of its law reform movement and how legalization has benefited all patients, even those who do not medicate with cannabis.
(2MB PDF, be patient while it loads)
New Mobility - cover story in the April 2010 issue.
After serving for 13 years as Connecticut's poster child for medical marijuana, I graduated into a cover boy and centerfold pinup. While I did not write the article, I am profiled in it and I photographed and photoshopped the self-portrait and photo illustrations.
Treating Yourself: The Alternative Medicine Journal - Spring 2009 issue
An autobiographical and social commentary chronicle of my 12 years of advocacy for an end to medicinal marijuana prohibition. Inset handheld-camera self-portrait photo (presently called a "selfie") taken August 2008.
Full issue download at:
MEDICAL MARIJUANA - Legal but Out of Reach (830K PDF)
Hartford Courant Sunday Editorial section front page - June 24, 2012
My Commentary about Connecticut's new medicinal marijuana law, half of my full-length editorial later published in whole in Treating Yourself (see next article below). Two years later as of May 2014, though seven were licensed, no dispensary has yet opened. My prediction has rung true.
Treating Yourself - Fall 2012 issue
Twice the length of my Hartford Courant article (above), this chronicles 15 years of failure, concluding with a law finally passed that two years later still has yet to provide legal access to licensed patients.
Web reprint at:
Related article at:
A CONNECTICUT PARAPLEGIC TELLS HIS STORY (3MB PDF)
Hartford Courant Sunday Editorial section front page - January 12, 1997
My 1997 (1997!) COMMENTARY come-out-of-the-(cultivation)-closet confession, in which I proved myself far ahead of the pack on medicinal marijuana. This garnered more media attention than all my other previous writings combined. 3MB PDF -- be patient while it loads!
Treating Yourself - Fall 2012 issue (about me, but NOT written by me)
Mary Lou Smart's insightful chronicle of Connecticut's medical marijuana law in which she documents the back parlor politics of our so-called democracy. I am profiled and quoted here, and portrayed with a photo.
Web reprint at:
CANNABIS THERAPEUTICS (1.2 MB PDF)
Treating Yourself - Summer 2010 issue
The Sixth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics: A Report on the 2010 Conference with photos, captions, and text by M.M.B. A bi-annual conference attended this year by 28 physicians (MD's), 10 registered nurses (RN's), and among the other 280 people, dozens holding an array of PhD's.
Web reprint at:
Treating Yourself: The Alternative Medicine Journal - 8 page feature article in the Fall 2008 issue
Publisher's title is Getting High & Staying Healthy: How to Reduce the Health Risks of Smoking Marijuana, whereas I much prefer my title First-Aid for Marijuana Smokers.
Czech translation web reprint at:
FIVE network TV news segments edited into a 14 minute video:
1) 2 min 30 sec -- NBC-TV news, Feb 6, 1997
2) 1 min 30 sec -- CBS-TV news, Feb 20, 1997
3) 4 min -- Marijuana Policy Project documentary
4) 3 min -- FOX-TV news, March 2006
5) 2 min -- NBC-TV news, March 2006
14 minutes long
Also, CBS-TV uploaded their video themselves at:
This was my seventh such testimony in support of this seventh bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in the State of Connecticut. While it once again did NOT pass, the bill to decriminalize marijuana did pass this year!
4 minutes long