Dr Oz: Is Marijuana Addictive?
Doctor Oz’s Show on Medical Marijuana discussed just how addictive it is or is not. Dr Shahla Modir, a Psychiatrist against Medical Marijuana from the Summit Malibu Treatment Center, said that since Medical Marijuana has been legalized in California, 40% of her addicted patients have a Medical Marijuana Card. She said that an addict can get a card easily because there aren’t restrictions on who can and cannot use Medical Marijuana. Since California has cast such a wide net, rather than saying only patients with HIV or Neuropathy can have a Medical Marijuana Card, any physician who decides a patients could be treated with Marijuana can get it. This means people with PMS, Depression and Anxiety are getting Medical Marijuana Cards, and Dr Modir said that Marijuana only enhances Anxiety and makes it even worse. Also, here are links to recaps of all of the segments that Dr Oz did on Medical Marijuana today:
- Dr Oz: Medical Marijuana New Jersey Laws Make It Impossible To Get
- Dr Oz: Medical Marijuana Laws Stimulate The Economy?
- Dr Oz: Medical Marijuana for MS, Cancer, HIV & Chronic Pain
- Dr Oz: Medical Marijuana Safety & Impact on Teens
- Dr Oz: Medical Marijuana: Which States Marijuana Is Legal In
Dr Oz: Medical Marijuana Card
– Chronic Pain
– HIV Nausea & Weight Loss
But Doctor Oz feels that it is highly inappropriate for people to get Medical Marijuana Cards for the following conditions:
Dr Oz: Marijuana Debate
Dr Oz went over to a man in his audience (named Max) after Max yelled out his opinion passionately several times. He had with him a giant stack of papers in a folder that he says are the studies that Montel Williams never quotes or talks about because they go against the self-serving point Montel wants to make. Max said that as a public figure, Montel Williams should not be self-serving in his arguments and in the information he provides. Montel said that he gets a lot of relief with Medical Marijuana which he cannot get from other prescription drugs, and that he follows what the government does very closely. He said that our veterans are coming home and suffering, and for the first time ever, the VA has said that these veterans are allowed to be treated with Medical Marijuana if they live in one of the 15 states where it is legal. Montel said that it is his business and his doctor’s business whether or not he should use Medical Marijuana, and that it should not be decided by the government or anyone else.
Dr Oz went over to another lady in his audience named Wendy who said she suffers from Seizures. She was diagnosed with Seizures nine years ago and was put on so many medications and pain killers that she could not work, drive or take care of her six kids. She went on Medical Marijuana eight years ago and said that since then she has not had a single seizure. Wendy said she is not at all concerned about getting addicted because she has stopped before and never had a single symptom of withdrawal.
Dr Oz: Is Medical Marijuana Addictive?
Dr Oz said that 1 in 10 people find Marijuana addictive, but tobacco is much more addictive. In fact, tobacco is as addictive as Heroine. So if cigarettes are more addictive, how can they be legal and Medical Marijuana is not? Dr Andrea Barthwell said that we have tried many times to get to the point where we can make cigarettes illegal, but why would we add something else to our problems if it is just going to cause more damage? Young users and teens face a much greater risk, because studies have found that young people who use Marijuana are eight times more likely to use Cocaine, 15 times more likely to use Heroine, and 5 times more likely to be treated in a Substance Abuse Center. Dr Abrams argued that there is no demonstrated cause and effect relationship and that Marijuana is the most widely available so teens can access it easier than other things.
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