by Mark Gold, MD Reprinted from RiverMendHealth.com The dramatic increase in marijuana potency plus the increased prevalence of use among all age cohorts in the US have compelled scientific inquiry regarding the effects of this “recreational” drug. Clearly, marijuana does not cause overdose deaths like opioids or withdrawal deaths like alcohol. But, is it
Marijuana, the second “opioid crisis” We need more transparency on the harms of cannabis We must expose the dangers of cannabis. Just like with the opioid crisis where the DEA agents knew and were begging to get the public exposure on why so many people were dying!!! If you haven’t watched this 60 Mins segment
A new study out of Canada finds increased risk of psychosis for all adolescent users of cannabis.
Former Congressman, Patrick Kennedy is a recovering addict. He thinks marijuana legalization is bad public policy particularly from a public health standpoint. He was recently interviewed by talk show host Tucker Carlson. Read Patrick Kennedy and Kevin Sabet’s Op-ed Click below to read the Wall Street Journal opinion article referred to in the above video.
Reducing Future Rates of Adult Addiction Must Begin with Youth Prevention The United States is confronting a public health crisis of rising adult drug addiction, most visibly documented by an unprecedented number of opioid overdose deaths.1Most of these overdose deaths are not from the use of a single substance – opioids – but rather are
Study Shows Cannabis Use Increases Risk for Opioid Abuse The researchers find that marijuana use “appears to increase rather than decrease the risk of developing non-medical prescription opioid use and opioid use disorder.” They note their findings support the possibility that the increase in marijuana use since 2001-2002 may have worsened the opioid crisis facing
An Open Letter to Vermont Legislators Dr. Karen Randall, FAAEM VP of Case Management Board of Directors SCEMA To Whom it May Concern, I am a practicing physician in Pueblo, Colorado. I have practiced in this area both pre-legalization and after legalization. Our county commissioner likes to refer to this town as the “Napa