May 15, 2019
Cannabis laws are changing rapidly with some legalization of medical marijuana and others for recreational use. And we see, thankfully, increasing decriminalization. It's easy, however, to confuse these trends with the idea that marijuana use is safe, that there is no harm. Dr. Deborah Hasin, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Columbia University School of Medicine discusses the changes in the laws, the increasing strength of cannabis and the increasing use of cannabis among pregnant women and adolescents. While tobacco and alcohol use has decreased in pregnancy, marijuana use has not. We speak critically about the implications of these changes.
In this episode, Therese Markow and Deborah Hasin discuss:
"There is a public perception that marijuana is a natural substance; therefore, there’s an assumption that it is safe for use during pregnancy." — Deborah Hasin
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