There are many myths swirling around marijuana and ADHD, such as it being a helpful treatment. If you or someone you love is using marijuana to “cope” with ADHD, however, it’s time to learn the facts.
Sometimes a video is worth a thousand (or more) printed words. And, this informative, highly watchable piece from Rick Green at TotallyADD.com hits all the major points on a sometimes sensitive subject: People with ADHD using marijuana. I highly recommend it.
Here is the YouTube trailer, with more information below.
You can purchase the full video here at the TotallyADD website ($18.95 is the price posted right now, and that’s a bargain when you consider how many therapists or psychiatrists you might have to go through in order to get the same information, if you ever found a professional knowledge enough).
From the page:
By adulthood everyone with ADHD is ‘medicating’ themselves.
Whether they have been diagnosed with ADHD or not.
They’re self-medicating with nicotine, caffeine, overwork, drama, chaos, constant change, novelty seeking, risk taking, and addictions to gambling, food, sex, shopping, or exercise.
But perhaps the most common, and least recognized choice for self-medicating is marijuana.
“It takes the edge off. I can focus.“
“It allows me to relax so I can do my job.“
“It calms me down so that I can sleep.“
“It shuts off the noise and chatter. I’m not anxious.“
In this video ADHD experts reveal why Cannabis does help some ADHD symptoms. In the short term.
Hear from the experts in this video: Dr Lily Hechtman, Dr David Teplin, Dr Allan Donsky, Dr David Pomeroy, Dr Umesh Jain, Gina Pera, and ADHD & Addiction specialist Dr. Sam Chang.
They also outline the costs, risks, and dangers, both to the body and mind. Science is showing that Marijuana impacts memory, IQ, motivation, and leads to higher rates of psychosis and even Schizophrenia. The latest scientific studies are revealing a shocking reality that the media is reluctant to talk about.
Featuring our ADHD poster boy, Bill, and his wife Constance, this video brims with humanity. And some shocking information. Prepare to have your beliefs challenged. This isn’t scare mongering. This is simply what’s so.
If you, or someone you love, is using Cannabis to cope, this video is a must-see.