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Psychiatrist Dr. Erik Messamore on Marijuana

Psychiatrist Dr. Eric Messamore on Prevention of Addiction, Mental Illness and Homelessness

Prevention of Addiction, Mental Illness, and Homelessness by Erick Messamore, MD, PhD

Prevention of Addiction, Mental Illness, and Homelessness Screening of the short film A Night in Jail which illustrates Cannabis-Induced Psychosis Sept 1, 20…

Editors Note: Moms Strong is grateful for the excellent science on marijuana that Dr. Messamore presents, but would like to caution viewers that his support of legalization is not a scientific opinion, but a philosophical one. Many other scientists of renown would disagree with him. Our philosophy holds that personal freedom to use marijuana infringes on the freedoms of others to be safe from the consequences of increased use, including increased use of high potency products by youth, increased homelessness with its attendant impacts on quality of life, increased rates of psychosis affecting Emergency Department care for other conditions, and in too many cases, increased rates of psychotic violence towards others. In any jurisdiction that has implemented legalization so far, it has been proven impossible to achieve stabilization of marijuana use, much less a reduction in use as compared to states without legalization. Thus, the practical impact means harm to society at large and to teens and young adults in particular.