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
Why Marijuana Will Not Fix the Opioid Epidemic “Is Marijuana Use for Pain Driving Negative Societal Effects?” The problem of increased marijuana use has origins in its reported use for pain, but the medical literature is completely void of evidence for the treatment. Dr. Finn is with Springs Rehabilitation, PC in Colorado Springs, CO.
The shocking ignorance about the health risks of cannabis, speaks to the need for education before Canada even considers legalization. Informed voters may vote against it, in fact.
This public service warning was run by a grieving mom, who lost her son to cannabis.