Cannabis: The Cure for Reefer Madness
Today on the Grow Show Kyle Kushman is joined by Dr Lester Grinspoon, an advocate for the freedom to use cannabis and benefit from its many uses. They chat about background how he got started as a cannabis advocate, as well as some of his own personal experiences and views on cannabis.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Grinspoon was senior psychiatrist at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston for 40 years. Dr. Grinspoon is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Psychiatric Association.
The Cure for Reefer Madness
In 2011 Grinspoon revealed that he had cancer during the documentary “Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis”
Dr. Grinspoon became interested in marijuana in the 1960s when its use in the United States increased dramatically. He “had no doubt that it was a very harmful drug that was unfortunately being used by more and more foolish young people who would not listen to or could not believe or understand the warnings about its dangers.” When Grinspoon began studying marijuana in 1967, his intention was to “define scientifically the nature and degree of those dangers” but as he reviewed the existing literature on the subject Grinspoon reached the conclusion he and the general public had been misinformed and misled