Ogden hospital opens residential treatment center for substance use disorders

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  • AZ Eagle ,
    Feb. 7, 2018 9:52 p.m.

    We all know alcohol abuse is bad, but marijuana can be just as detrimental to the mind of a person.

    Quoting from ScienceBasedMedicineOrg "Medical Marijuana: Where is the Evidence?" published on 11 January 2018:
    "Marijuana immediately affects and impairs attention, concentration, memory, learning and motor coordination proportional to the dose." (The symptoms of marijuana use seem to be very similar to those in patients with senile dementia.)

    "Chronic pain: The mean pain improvement is 0.5 on a 0-10 scale, which isn't clinically meaningful.

    "Cancer pain: In six randomized control trials, the pain reduction was not statistically significant.

    "Acute pain: One positive trial, one negative trial and five trials showing MC (medical cannibinoids) is equivalent to a placebo.

    "Bottom Line: Compared to placebo, medical cannabinoids cause multiple different adverse affects, from visual disturbance or hypotension (1 in 3-10) to hallucination or paranoia (1 in 20). Regardless of the type of medical cannabinoid used, adverse events are common and likely underestimated."

    Marijuana impairs memory, learning and physical coordination. We need all of those skills to function properly in life.