EPISODE 161: Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has always been a polarizing topic, clouded in controversy, and it can be challenging to distinguish the real medical benefits from the stoner myths. On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, Dr. David Casarett takes us on a tour of the medical cannabis world to learn about its uses and benefits as “medicine”.

Listen in to learn:

  • Medical marijuana: real benefits or excuse to get stoned?
  • Hemp vs cannabis: what’s the difference?
  • How to not smoke and not get high – but still use cannabis
  • Why cannabis legalization is suddenly spreading

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Dr. David Casarett is a physician, researcher, and tenured associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. His studies have included more than 10K patients and have resulted in more than a 100 articles and book chapters, published in leading medical journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association and The New England Journal of Medicine. His many awards include the prestigious U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Dr. Casarett recently launched MarijuanaResults.org, a platform for medical marijuana users to connect about their experiences and a source of data for medical professionals. His new book, Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana, is available on Amazon.

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