Cannabis is one of the most widely used and controversial substances worldwide. While there is value in medical marijuana for pain control, rheumatoid disorders, and neurological disorders, cannabis can also cause psychosis and impaired social or occupational functioning and can create safety risks for the families of users. A recent study, which is the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates, shows that consuming pot daily and especially using high-potency cannabis increases the odds of having a psychotic episode later. To provide adequate counseling, physicians must understand the patient’s patterns of use, including the type, dose, and delivery method of the cannabis product. Since the science of cannabis is generally not part of today’s medical training, … read more … http://speakersnetwork.com/forms/Marijuana2019.pdf

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