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Medical Marijuana with Antoine Douaihy, MD; Episode of “Psychiatry Advances” Podcast Series

September 3, 2019

Join UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, a national leader in innovative treatment of mental health and addictive disorders, for a new, monthly podcast series — Psychiatry Advances.

With host Loren Roth, MD, MPH, psychiatric, psychological, nursing, and rehabilitative professionals are invited to discover innovative research and patient-centered programs at the cutting edge of psychiatry and behavioral health sciences. Dr. Roth is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry. He continues to actively teach and work at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. He is also the former Chief Medical Officer of UPMC and the previous associate senior vice chancellor for Clinical Policy and Planning, Health Sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh.

In this episode, Antoine Douaihy, MD, discusses medical marijuana. Dr. Douaihy is professor of Psychiatry and Medicine and senior academic director of Addiction Medical Services at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. Medical marijuana is now approved for distribution in Pennsylvania, but it’s absent of controlled clinical trials. Marijuana use requires careful monitoring, including marijuana growing, physician recommendations, and distribution. This episode explores controversies about today’s prescription of medical marijuana.

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