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The Brain on Cannabis

Nonfiction: Science
Unabridged   11 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/28/2021

The Brain on Cannabis

What You Should Know about Recreational and Medical Marijuana

Available from major retailers or BUY FROM AMAZON
Audio CD ISBN:9781696603904
Digital Download ISBN:9781696603898


From the Amen Clinics, America's frontline resource for brain health and treatment of brain injury, comes the most comprehensive and myth-busting guide yet on marijuana use and its effects on the brain—including how to effectively talk to young people about recreational marijuana use.

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Product Description

Since marijuana became legal in many states, people of all ages are using it for pain relief and treatment of a variety of illnesses and ailments. But is it safe?

In this comprehensive book, renowned psychiatrist and licensed prescriber of medical marijuana Dr. Rebecca Siegel delivers the most complete guide yet about the benefits and risks of using marijuana today. Based on the latest scientific research, this accessible book busts all the myths and helps you navigate the sometimes confusing and often-changing world of marijuana. You'll discover a wealth of invaluable information, including: why medical marijuana is vastly different than CBD and recreational marijuana—especially when it comes to children and teenagers; evidence-based information on how cannabis is being used to treat an array of ailments and conditions; the difference between various marijuana delivery systems, including edibles; why those who may be genetically vulnerable to psychiatric disorder, including depression and anxiety, should exercise caution when using marijuana; how to talk to teens or young adults about recreational marijuana use in a way that brings you closer; how marijuana affects mood, productivity, and overall brain health; and long-term vs. short-term risks for teens, adults, and older adults.

Author Bio

Rebecca Siegel, MD, is a licensed prescriber of medical marijuana in New York State and a psychiatrist on staff with Amen Clinics. Dr. Siegel specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, and ADHD, with a special focus on issues confronting adolescents and young adult women.