RadioMD Explores Whether Marijuana’s Risks Are Offset By Its Health Benefits

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newspaperAs battles rage throughout the country offer the legalization of marijuana for medical reasons, Dr. Paul Hornby, HP, appearing on on “The Dr. Decker Weiss” show, is not only a proponent of medical marijuana, but suggests that a small daily dose of THC (THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is in a class of substances called cannabinoids and is the main psychoactive substance in cannabis) would give everyone some health benefits.

“Low doses of THC combined with high doses of CBD (a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found kin cannabis but does not contribute to a feeling of “being high”) has shown that it can effectively reduce symptoms of epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic health conditions. Most importantly, it can help reduce dependence on methadone and other opiates,” said Dr. Hornby, who over the past 15 years has focused primarily on cannabis medicine.

Internationally recognized host Dr. Decker Weiss NMD, FASA, the first Naturopathic Physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system, noted that more and more women, in particular, are puffing marijuana as therapeutic treatment for chronic pain, stress and anxiety alongside any recreational use. In fact, according to the Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 11.5 million women freely admitted to using cannabis for a myriad of reasons.

Dr. Hornby notes that although marijuana use has been linked to psychosis, most users tend to be calmed by its use, especially when combined with CBD.

The Dr. Decker Weiss show can be heard on the, and this particular show is in the archive located here.

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– Submitted By David Brimm