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Nov 2, 2020

Perhaps no medical treatment has been more controversial than medical marijuana. That’s why we’ve dedicated a show to this that will show all sides of the issue. Kevin Hill is the author of a new book Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook, it’s a book that we feel medical practitioners as well as the general public who is considering the use of medical marijuana should read.

Our guest, Kevin P. Hill, M.D., M.H.S., is an addiction psychiatrist and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hill has conducted clinical research and written on a wide variety of topics including medical cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), and addiction to alcohol, cannabis, and opioids. As a leading cannabis expert, he has spoken nationally and appeared often on radio and television on the topics of cannabis policy and treatment, offering a balanced, evidence-based stance on these issues.

2:20 Inspiration for book

5:20 The Science behind cannabis

7:06 Are people born with receptors for cannabinoids 

10:33 Risks and dangers of cannabis use

14:30 Dangers in the way marijuana is marketed 

19:50 The importance of how CBD is sourced and processed 

20:30 Risks lower with marijuana than opioids?

23:50 CBD oil and opioid use--risks and interactions

26:41 Endocrinology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Gynecology, Rheumatology, Internal medicine, Ophthalmology, Hepatology, Dermatology

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