Episode 1: Dr. Lindsey Snyder discusses the endocannabinoid system, cannabis research, the effects of cannabis on the adolescent brain, and more.
As the 2020 United States election draws closer, the field of Democratic presidential candidates is undoubtedly crowded. As of this past Sunday, March 17, Quartz (qz.com) reports “13 confirmed candidates, three exploratory committees, and multiple “maybes.” The New York Times published an article which focuses on cannabis legalization as a unifying issue for 2020 Democrats.
Federal workers would be putting their jobs at risk by using cannabis to treat any number of symptoms, even when acting in compliance with state law. Under current law, testing positive for cannabis can cause federal workers to have their jobs terminated and can also bar potential hires.
Cannabis-based products are approved for use to help treat numerous medical conditions, from chronic pain syndromes to terminal illness, to glaucoma. However, the process determining which conditions are approved for the prescription of medical cannabis varies from state to state.
Understanding the impact of cannabis on the cardiovascular system is crucial to ensuring safe usage, whether for recreational or medicinal purposes.
Understanding the side effects of a medication are crucial to safe prescription practices and use. In this respect, cannabis is no different than any other prescription medication. Fortunately, the potential side effects of cannabis are well-known and tend to be quite mild. I will briefly review the known side effects of cannabis and how to ensure safe usage.