Addressing Myths and Facts About Cannabis Use

Timothy W. Fong, MD, touches on our current understanding about cannabis use for psychiatric disorders.


Patients increasingly ask about cannabis and whether it can be useful for sleep, PTSD, pain, and even dementia. In this video, Timothy W. Fong, MD gives a brief overview on emerging issues in cannabis. On Monday, May 3, Dr Fong and colleagues will speak at this year’s APA meeting in a presentation titled “Facing the Challenge of Cannabis Legalization: Psychiatry’s Role.” (register for access)

Dr Fong is Professor of Psychiatry & Director, UCLA, and Co-Director of UCLA’s Gambling Studies. The presentation is in collaboration with Laurence Westreich, MD; Kevin Allen Sevarino, MD; and Frances Rudnick Levin, MD.