Video (Pt.1)

It’s surprising to see such media exposure with this studies. Perhaps it really is the psychedelic renaissance. I would be really interested in hearing Keith Ablow’s scepticism, but it seems he was never given the chance to speak. Did his comments on psychedelics even air?

Video (Pt.2)

In regards to the debate, my personal opinion is that ECT can be an effective therapy for severe cases. I’m not so sure it was professional for Ablow to say “if you’re going to hurt your family, go get it”, because other forms of help (such as medication) may be a less drastic and equally effective. Of course, I’m no psychiatrist.

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From Salem-News.com

“A major move by one of the nation’s top medical groups, they are backing medical marijuana and they want the federal government to leave doctors alone.

(WASHINGTON, D.C. ) – In a unanimous vote, the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association has approved a strongly worded statement supporting legal protection for patients using medical marijuana with their doctor’s recommendation.

“This is a very large and important medical organization, it isn’t some fringe group,” said Bruce Mirken from the Marijuana Policy Project.

He told Salem-News.com, “This move debunks a lot of the nonsense from some of the anti-medical marijuana groups. They have been aggressively using false information tactics. These groups allege that there are various links between mental illness and marijuana, ignoring the fact that it is well documented that medical marijuana can be therapeutic”.

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