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Should doctors prescribe cannabinoids?

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2737 (Published 23 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2737

Re: Should doctors prescribe cannabinoids?

Marijuana and hashish are addictive hallucinogens that trick and trap us by creating the fleeting euphoria of knowledge and wisdom, but the sustained sickness of confusion and paranoia. The euphoria of knowledge and wisdom, and the sickness of confusion and paranoia, are polar opposites that reinforce each other: the euphoria blinds us to the sickness, and the sickness makes us crave the euphoria. Perversely but predictably, marijuana and hashish create, aggravate, and perpetuate the very sickness of confusion and paranoia that they falsely seem to cure, thus placing all hallucinogens in a very bad light.


Competing interests: No competing interests

24 April 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA