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Legalizing Marijuana – The Conversation We Should Be Having: Dr. R. Corey Waller


Dr. Corey Waller joins us for a discussion about the consequences of legalizing marijuana from the media room at National Council for Behavioral Health’s annual conference. Dr. Waller is a multi-session presenter and we are so glad he could take some time out during the conference for some sound bites about his work. Take a listen and hear factual information that should be part of our national conversation about marijuana usage.


R. Corey Waller MD, MS is an addiction, pain, and emergency medicine specialist in Grand Rapids, MI.  He works within the Spectrum Health system, a fully integrated health system with 11 hospitals and over 1000 employed physicians. He is the Medical Director of the Spectrum Health Medical Group Center for Integrative Medicine, the Medical Staff Chief of Pain Medicine to the Spectrum Health Hospital System, the President of the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine, as well as SUD Medical Director at Lakeshore Regional Partners (Community Mental Health-Region 3). Dr. Waller earned a Master’s of Science in neuromolecular biology at Southwest Texas State University and earned his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. Dr. Waller completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Waller’s special interests include understanding the biopsychosocial and financial impact of high cost complex patients, pregnant patients with a substance use disorder, and the complex interaction of pain and addiction.



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