“I saw from an early age that it works” – Dr Peter Grinspoon on the therapeutic potential of cannabis

“I saw from an early age that it works” – Dr Peter Grinspoon on the therapeutic potential of cannabis
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Dr Peter Grinspoon, a primary care doctor, Harvard instructor and one of the leading clinical voices in the cannabis movement, on its medical, wellness and recreational benefits. Most people who keep half an eye on the cannabis movement will have likely come across Dr Peter Grinspoon on Twitter. Among the chaos he is one credible voice, not afraid to call out misinformation. But far beyond this, Grinspoon has been championing medical cannabis – quietly at first, and then not so – for his entire 25-year career.  His connection to the plant goes back even further. It was perhaps inevitable given that his father, Dr Lester Grinspoon, a long-standing associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, was a pioneer best known for his groundbreaking works on the science and social policy of cannabis and psychedelics. It was at just eight-years-old that Grinspoon saw the therapeutic potential of cannabis first-hand, during his brother Danny’s battle with leukemia. “In the last year of his life when he was 16, my parents stumbled upon the idea of getting him medical cannabis for his nausea and vomiting,” he says. “They bought it illegally – right when Richard Nixon was starting his war on cannabis – but it really helped him hold down food and feel better. I saw from a very early age that medical cannabis works for that indication and that it isn’t scary or bad.” Thanks to his dad’s activism, Grinspoon was surrounded by cannabis advocates growing up, who he describes as some of “the most interesting and motivated”, academic scholars, lawyers and doctors, he’s ever met. “There were always people in my house, not only discussing legalisation and the harms of the war on drugs, but also using cannabis,” he says. “From an early age, I was immune to the propaganda…

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