Real Medicines Have Real Risks: An Explanation of Marijuana’s Potential Health Hazards
Any substance strong enough to affect disease processes is strong enough to also have potentially severe side effects.
A curious feature of the modern medical marijuana movement is its inattention to potential risks. For example, Ohio’s medical marijuana program website informs the public (on 30 May 2019) that cannabis can treat 21 different diseases — yet says nothing about possible risks.
This presentation will describe the biochemical actions of cannabis and how those actions contribute to its known risks. Anyone who consumes cannabis, or who works with cannabis-consuming individuals, will benefit from understanding its possible adverse effects.