When it comes to the health and safety of marijuana use, who should you trust? Most people put their trust in doctors, people who have gone through years of training in their specific fields of care, rather than a government that is hesitant to change.
One such doctor had a lot to say recently when he penned a letter that was published on the Scientific American blog.
“For most health care providers, marijuana is an afterthought. We don’t see cannabis overdoses. We don’t order scans for cannabis-related brain abscesses. We don’t treat cannabis-induced heart attacks. In medicine, marijuana use is often seen on par with tobacco or caffeine consumption — something we counsel patients about stopping or limiting, but nothing urgent to treat or immediately life-threatening.” – Dr. Morris
He goes on to state in the article:
The federal government’s scheduling of marijuana bears little relationship to actual patient care. The notion that marijuana is more dangerous or prone to abuse than alcohol (not scheduled), cocaine (Schedule II), methamphetamine (Schedule II), or prescription opioids (Schedules II, III, and IV) doesn’t reflect what we see in clinical medicine.
The evidence is becoming clearer by the day that we need to reschedule marijuana.