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Medical Marijuana

Antoine Douaihy, MD, is professor of psychiatry and medicine and senior academic director of addiction medical services at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. Medical marijuana is now approved for distribution in Pennsylvania, but it’s absent of controlled clinical trials. Marijuana use requires careful monitoring of marijuana growing, physician recommendations, and distribution. This episode explores controversies about today’s prescription of medical marijuana.

Released: 5/23/19


  1. Bridgeman MB, Abazia DT. Medicinal Cannabis: History, Pharmacology, And Implications for the Acute Care Setting. P T. 2017;42(3):180–188.
  2. The National Academies of Sciences-Engineering-Medicine: The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The current state of evidence and recommendations for research. January, 2017.

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