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Why do people use cannabis?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Multiple reasons: There are as many reasons for using cannabis as people, so you'd need to ask each for his/hers. Some include experimentation in order to personally experience the kind of "high" they've heard others describe. It may or may not match these stories. Some desire escape from reality or boredom; others may feel it can enhance sexual experiences. Some have also told me they want to "get messed up.".
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Pain: Doctors who encounter cannabis users ; who engage them learn that cannabis is a wonderful pain reliever. Pharmacology of cannabis has been well studied ; is much understood. Many persons use cannabis as a means to avoid opiates. Many users declare that it ameliorates restless sleep. People with ptsd and adhd report improved mental function from cannabis. Doctors need to become educated.

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