In “We need to start child-proofing pot,” featured in the LA Times Op-Ed section, Dr. Sack discusses the dangers that the legalization of marijuana will have on children and that risks that children will grow up to believe that “pot is no big deal,” when in reality, it’s the complete opposite. Read the article online here or the PDF here.
Bill O’Reilly poses the question: do we have a more lax attitude toward drugs and does the media glamorize drug use? Watch Dr. Sack respond:
Dr. David Sack discusses the increased use of marijuana and its legalization across the country in “Stoned Age: The Real Risks of Getting High” on TeenVogue.com. In the article, David Sack, M.D., CEO of Promises Treatment Centers, explains that there is a link between teens who smoke pot and an increased likelihood of developing schizophrenia. In addition, Dr. Sack says that marijuana can cause panic attacks and racing heartbeats, leading some people to believe they’re having a heart attack. Read the full article here.
Many claims about pot’s beneficial effects just don’t hold up. Read Dr. Sack’s editorial in the LA Times, Is Medical Marijuana Good Medicine?