Dr. Catherine Antley on the Judge Ben Show

The Effects of Legal Marijuana on the Vermont Health System

Effects of Legal Marijuana on the Health System

Tell us about your experience with this online video, click here. Judge Ben Joseph talks to Catherine Antley, MD, about the potential effects of legal marijuana on the Vermont health system.

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Sheriff Billy Honsal from Humboldt County in CA

Sheriff Honsal of Hombolt County California, Marijuana devastating impact

California legalized medical marijuana in 1996, since then the black market has exploded. Northen California has been especially hit hard. Please listen to S…


11:00 min Podcast interview with Sir Professor Robin Murray: NOT TO BE MISSED

Here is a very candid viewpoint expressed by a frustrated British schizophrenia expert (Sir Professor Robin Murray, MD) who clearly doesn’t understand why Americans would undertake the legalization experiment underway in Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, Washington state and D.C. when so much science points towards serious mental health harm. At the end of the interview he states: ” I think we should wait and see what happens in the US. I say doing research on monkey and rats is very expensive, you have to look after them, keep them in cages. Americans are doing it for free. So we just wait and see what happens in Colorado, more psychosis, and more road traffic accidents. We should be cautious.” Announcer – “Lab rats. Human lab rats.” Murray – “American lab rats for free.”

BBC Radio 4 – iPM, Is cannabis bad for you?

A leading psychiatrist explains the latest research on cannabis.

MomsStrong Member, Aubree Adams Interviewed by the Weekly Standard

Click here to read Reefer Madness by Tom Mecia:

Reefer Madness

Winners this Election Day ranged from governors-elect Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy to new Virginia state rep. Danica Roem, far from the first transgender legislator in the land, and the 93-year-old new mayor of Tinton Falls, New Jersey. But they weren’t the only ones: The legal marijuana industry…

Addiction Expert Testifies in the U.S. Senate

Stuart Gitlow MD, past president of the ASAM (Amer Society of Addiction Medicine) testified in the Senate hearing presided over by the pro pot Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (NY). There are testimonies by NIDA, the FDA, a pharmacologist from UC-Irvine but Dr Gitlow’s testimony is explaining how the current distribution of the psychoactive drug (marijuana) has enormous potential to harm our public health.

Researching the Potential Medical Benefits and Risks of Marijuana | United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary

United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary


Colorado Interviews about Negative Impacts

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UK Expert Sir Robin Murray, M.D. Speaks Out on Dangers of Cannabis

DANA Foundation 1st Interview with Sir Professor Robin Murray, M.D. 1-7-15

“But we must be careful, since the evidence we have reviewed suggests that cannabis, like other psychotropic drugs, has negative as well as positive effects. When you consider that almost 200 million people worldwide use cannabis, the number of people who suffer cannabis-induced psychosis is likely to be in the millions, and the number at risk for developing serious mental health problems becomes a huge concern.”cere_010715_fig1_contBeginning in the mid-1980s, European psychiatrists like me started seeing an increasing number of previously well-functioning teenagers who had developed hallucinations and delusions: the characteristic picture of schizophrenia. These troubled patients puzzled us because most had been bright and sociable and had no ties to the usual risk factors such as a family history of the disorder or developmental insult to the brain. Eventually the sheer volume of data convinced European and Australian psychiatrists of a link. Cannabis is now generally accepted as a cause of schizophrenia 23-24 (though less so in North America, where this topic has received little attention). Argument does continue over just how significant cannabis-associated psychosis is. In different countries, the proportion of schizophrenia attributed to cannabis use ranges from 8 to 24 percent, depending, in part, on the prevalence of cannabis use.

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Appraising the Risks of Reefer Madness | Dana Foundation

Studies that have tied cannabis use to schizophrenia in the developing brain are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to marijuana. Our author, a noted British psychiatrist, offers a European perspective on issues such as the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, dependence and cognitive impairment, and the implications of legalization.

DANA Foundation  2nd Interview with Sir Professor Robin Murray, MD   2nd interview 1-15-15

Sir Robin Murray, the author of this month’s Cerebrum article, “Appraising the Risks of Reefer Madness,” first began to wonder in the 1990s why more and more young people were seeking treatment for psychotic symptoms in the United Kingdom. Many had been excellent students and athletes and socially active when—with no apparent family history of psychosis or trauma— they had started to develop cognitive problems and then hallucinations and delusions. Common in many of their stories was one familiar refrain: they were known to have smoked huge amounts of marijuana. We asked Murray, M.D., professor of psychiatric research at the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College in London and former president of the European Psychiatric Association, to embellish on some of the points he makes in his article. (The results of a six-year study lead to calls for more public awareness about the effects of using a potent form of cannabis.

Interview with Dr Robin Murray and Sarah Graham, Addiction Counselor – London

Q&A with Sir Robin Murray, M.D. | Dana Foundation

Sir Robin Murray, the author of this month’s Cerebrum article, “Appraising the Risks of Reefer Madness,” first began to wonder in the 1990s why more and more young people were seeking treatment for psychotic symptoms in the United Kingdom.


Interviews about Super Strong Cannabis Posing Problems in the UK

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Legalisation calls for super-strong cannabis

Researchers are warning that a mental health crisis – caused by super-strength cannabis – is being exacerbated by Government policy which puts criminalisation ahead of young people’s well being.


Interview with Margaret Trudeau (wife of deceased former Prime Minister Trudeau and mother of current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau

Interview was at a press conference in Vancouver for the Canadian Mental Health Association, 2007. “Quitting cannabis has been an important part of my recovery from mental illness”. “Marijuana can trigger psychosis,” said Trudeau. “Every time I was hospitalized it was preceded by heavy use of marijuana.”

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Massachusetts Lawmakers not sold on pot 

House rallies opposition to legal marijuana ballot question

Feb 10, 2016

(Jim) Gerhardt (police sergeant in Thornton) relayed grisly stories of marijuana-intoxicated individuals committing gruesome suicides or even murders, dismissing claims by proponents that users tend to mellow out. Gerhardt ticked off a laundry list of negative impacts since legalization in his state, from an increase in marijuana-related suspensions and expulsions among school-aged children to a reported rise in veterinarians treating dogs for toxicosis caused by pets either inadvertently ingesting the pot or purposely being fed the drug by their owners.

Lawmakers not sold on pot – CommonWealth Magazine

MASSACHUSETTS LAWMAKERS OPPOSED to legalizing marijuana brought in an array of law enforcement officials as well as a buffet of kid-enticing pot products to try to scare the state straight before a ballot question to regulate the weed makes it before voters in November. “This entire Commonwealth has been affected by the opioid addiction crisis,” said(…)

Massachusetts law enforcement not ready for marijuana legalization, Walpole police chief John Carmichael says.   

WATCH: Mass. Law Enforcement Not Ready For Marijuana Legalization, Cop Says

Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael says Mass. law enforcement officials are not ready if voters legalize marijuana in November.  At 1:25 seconds Police Chief Carmichael  says “how many youth got psychosis because of high THC products?”

Cop: Mass. law enforcement not ready for marijuana legalization

Law enforcement officials are not prepared for the legalization of recreational marijuana, Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael said. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is seeking to place a question on the November statewide ballot legalizing marijuana for recreational use.