The Science of Marijuana

Brianne Fitzgerald NP,   This is a tough one, as we have little scientific information on marijuana.  It is a schedule 1 drug and therefore limited rigorous scientific research has been conducted.  We do know from anecdotal information, social medical, personal experiences and hearsay that there are serious issues related to its use.   Marijuana is not harmless and yet it does not lead to fatal overdoses as alcohol does.  The potency of current strains may shock those who have not tried it for decades.  It can produce a serious dependency and regular use does interfere with job and school performance.  It is best to be avoided if you are an adolescent.  Casual use by adults poses minimal risk for healthy people.  Marijuana though is … Continue reading The Science of Marijuana