Friday, March 3, 2023

Student presentation exploring "Medical Marijuana and the Mental Health Crisis"

Download (3)When students in my Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform seminar "take over" the second half of my class by giving presentations, they always cover a diverse array of cutting-edge topics.   So, this very first week of  presentations, a look at tax issues will be followed by a presentations focused on "Medical Marijuana and the Mental Health Crisis."   Here is how my student has described her topic along with background readings she has provided:

The mental health crisis in the United States is growing.  The stigmas surrounding mental health, as well as the barriers surrounding treatment, lead many individuals to self-soothe.  Drug use may be one method of choice. Medical marijuana could be an effective form of treatment, particularly for anxiety and panic disorders, but the lack of research and education about its efficacy and use make it an unrealistic option for many.

Though medical marijuana is growing in popularity as an alternative treatment method, it remains taboo throughout the world of practicing physicians.  Medical marijuana is not prescribed by a doctor – though it can be recommended (see Conant v. Walters, 309 F.3d 629 (9th Cir. 2002)) – and medical education does not present marijuana as a viable treatment option.  These limitations pose significant obstacles to both research and effective use, perpetuating a growing crisis with a limited number of answers.  This presentation will discuss the role of medical marijuana in treating mental illness, focusing on the systematic barriers that leave prescribers without authority and patients without aid.

Suggested Reading:

National Alliance on Mental Illness, "Mental Health By the Numbers"

Susan A. Stoner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, "Effects of Marijuana on Mental Health: Anxiety Disorders"

Anastasia Evanoff et. al, "Physicians-in-training are not prepared to prescribe medical marijuana," 180 Drug and Alcohol Dependence Volume 151 (Nov. 2017).

Assembled readings on specific topics, Medical community perspectives, Medical Marijuana Commentary and Debate, Medical Marijuana Data and Research, Who decides | Permalink


I am sure there are many other writers, I am here on tell you that you've done an amazing job?

Posted by: adita malik | May 9, 2023 12:53:30 AM

promotion is also a great ideas. this is an excellent article, I am amazed at the work you put into it.

Posted by: aliya sen | May 9, 2023 2:06:08 AM

The location is excellent. I suggest it to every one of my acquaintances - excellent articles on this wonderful site. I would like to thank the author for sharing your knowledgeable information with me.

Posted by: shruti goyal | May 9, 2023 3:22:37 AM

are you looking vip model call girl in Dehradun. so just hire me.

Posted by: shania desai | May 9, 2023 3:25:07 AM

Post a comment