Adolescent Cannabis Use: What It Is, Why We Are Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?

Published July 2, 2021 77 Views

Adolescent Cannabis Use:  What It Is, Why We Are Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?

Featured expert: Eric Voth, MD


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Parents should remember that marijuana remains a Schedule I drug. It has not been approved as safe and efficacious by the Food and Drug Administration at any level for adolescents. The use of marijuana by patients holds inherent risk. As a physician, I do not support recommending the medicinal use of marijuana.

Learning Objectives
1. Is Medical Marijuana More Dangerous Than Legal Drugs?
2. Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?
3. Is Marijuana a “Gateway” or “Steppingstone” Drug?

Speaker Bio

Dr. Voth is a specialist in Internal Medicine, Pain Management, and Addiction Medicine in Topeka, Kansas. He is a pioneer in the appropriate prescribing of controlled medications, and he is recognized as an international authority on drug use, drug policy-related issues, pain management, and appropriate prescribing practices. He serves as the President and Chairman of the Board of the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC). Dr. Voth also serves as an advisor on alcohol and drug abuse issues to the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, is a former member of the National Advisory Committee for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of HHS, and he is a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Voth has advised Reagan, Clinton, both Bush, and Obama administrations, and has advised or testified for numerous Congressional offices on drug related issues. He has appeared on or consulted to, numerous other radio media, and has been quoted by numerous international print media.

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