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Many medical marijuana program websites are silent about possible risks

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Many medical marijuana program websites are silent about possible risks

"There are roughly 221 million people — including 48 million kids — in states where marijuana has been named a medicine. These include patients who suffer from depression and could…
September 8, 2020

Many medical marijuana program websites are silent about possible risks

“There are roughly 221 million people — including 48 million kids — in states where marijuana has been named a medicine. These include patients who suffer from depression and could see their symptoms worsen. Mothers who could give birth to babies with low birth weights. Children who could face an increased risk of addiction, depression, and suicide.

We must allow our citizens to make informed choices. A page on a website, a label on a box. The platforms exist. It’s time we use them properly.”

Erik Messamore is a psychiatrist and can be reached on Twitter @ErikMessamoreMD and LinkedIn.

He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “Many medical marijuana program websites are silent about possible risks.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/08/many-medical-marijuana-program-websites-are-silent-about-possible-risks.html)

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