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Clinical Use of Marijuana: The Thin Line Between Good and Evil?

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  • 1 Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Research Center, School of Medicine, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela; Internal Medicine Service, Hospital General del Sur, Maracaibo, Venezuela. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Research Center, School of Medicine, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
  • 3 Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Provincia Azuay, República del Ecuador.
  • PMID: 30595363
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.arcmed.2018.12.003

Clinical Use of Marijuana: The Thin Line Between Good and Evil?

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Affiliations

  • 1 Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Research Center, School of Medicine, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela; Internal Medicine Service, Hospital General del Sur, Maracaibo, Venezuela. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Research Center, School of Medicine, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
  • 3 Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Provincia Azuay, República del Ecuador.
  • PMID: 30595363
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.arcmed.2018.12.003

Abstract

From centuries ago cannabis has been known as a botanic product with several properties, with medical use in the ancient world. Nowadays, it is recognized as the active component of marijuana, the drug with the highest rates of illicit use and abuse worldwide according to data provided by the World Health Organization. A huge debate has emerged in these past years with the growing interest to employ cannabis-based products with therapeutic purposes, a strategy that has increased in various European countries, Canada and more than half of the states that conform the United States, simultaneously with an important increase of flexibility in laws and regulations regarding the recreational use of this substance, especially in North America. Although valid arguments can exist for each side, the potential therapeutic use of substances that have ethical-legal implications such as the case of cannabis, require the prescribing doctor to be knowledgeable and to always be updated on the subject, a robust doctor-patient relationship and educational campaigns with truthful information that allow for full awareness of risks vs benefits.

Keywords: Cannabis; Ethics; Harm; Marijuana; Therapeutics.

Copyright © 2018 IMSS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From centuries ago cannabis has been known as a botanic product with several properties, with medical use in the ancient world. Nowadays, it is recognized as the active component of marijuana, the drug with the highest rates of illicit use and abuse worldwide according to data provided by the World …

Marijuana is evil

Marijuana: Evil Weed or Medical Miracle?

Event Description

Addictive, dangerous, criminal. Natural, healing, safe. Marijuana has been called all of these things and more – but how much do we really know about it?

In 1990, only 16% of Americans thought marijuana should be legalized; today, a majority of Americans believe it ought to be. What are the historical and cultural precedents that led us to blacklist marijuana for the past century? Why is public opinion now shifting?

WSU professor Rebecca Craft explains the history of marijuana use and policy in the United States, explores the drastic shifts in public perception, and discusses the latest research about the potential for marijuana to heal or harm. Participants will learn the facts – and bust some myths – on this highly discussed drug.

Rebecca Craft is a psychopharmacologist who teaches and conducts research as a professor of psychology at Washington State University. She is also the director of the Experimental Psychology Doctoral Program at WSU. Craft is focused on helping people understand more about how drugs affect our bodies and minds, so that everyone can make better-informed choices about their medical and recreational drug use.

Craft lives in Pullman.

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  • When
  • March 7, 2020
    3:30 pm
  • Where
  • Granite Falls Library
    815 E Galena St Granite Falls , WA 98252 United States
  • Who
  • Rebecca Craft
  • Host
  • Sno-Isle Libraries, Granite Falls
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