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Timmen L. Cermak MD
Racial prejudice and demonization of cannabis have been intertwined in the New World for over four and a half centuries.
Opposition to the disease concept of addiction ignores the fact that consuming alien chemicals alters brain function. Chemical dependence is more than a behavioral addiction.
Here's the truth about an often-misunderstood 25-year study of over 1,000 individuals investigating whether cannabis use decreases IQ.
How CBD works is still more of a mystery than THC, but science is pulling back the veil and demonstrating its value and safety.
Is cannabis addiction real? Here is why you should believe it is real, and how you can easily avoid becoming addicted.
Cannabis can be used safely by adults if they know their limits. These 5 signs of too-frequent use guide the way.
Racial prejudice and stigmatizing drug use come from the same need to feel superior. How will we see drug users when stigma is defeated?
Using cannabis too frequently leads to subtle but pervasive changes between uses. Here's why.
How drugs are used to excuse the inexcusable.
Novelty freshens our experience and makes life more interesting. Cannabis delivers novelty "on steroids." This is how pot does it.
Why does cannabis cause the "munchies," and what does this teach us about the brain?
Why does the brain have THC receptors? And what are they doing when we are not high?
How marijuana acts on the brain to change the texture of experience.
The beginning of a lifelong curiosity about how marijuana works.
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Timmen L. Cermak, MD, is a psychiatrist who specializes in addiction medicine. He is the author of numerous books, including From Bud to Brain: A Psychiatrist's View of Marijuana.