Dec 28, 2017
In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales welcome Psych Central CEO and founder Dr. John Grohol to discuss marijuana and its potential benefits for treating various types of mental illnesses, from major depression to bipolar disorder. Dr. Grohol explains why there has been so little research in this field and why it will be quite some time before a significant body of data is accumulated. Also discussed is the question of why many people seem to believe cannabis is a “miracle drug,” and which age group should be most careful about the use of marijuana (or any mind-altering substance).
[2:40] Will marijuana help someone with major depression?
[6:12] Why is there so little research on the effects of medical marijuana?
[8:26] What are the detrimental effects of marijuana?
[11:18] Why do people believe it to be a miracle drug?