Is Marijuana Analogous to Alcohol?

By on June 1, 2017

Is marijuana analogous to alcohol from a medical perspective? Two doctors debate the issue.

David Atkinson, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. David Atkinson is assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He completed a child and adolescent psychiatry residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and addiction treatment training through a Mayo Clinic Fellowship.

Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Global Health and Hygiene Solutions

Dr. Uma Dhanabalan is a physician trained in family medicine and occupational and environmental medicine. She is a clinical instructor at Tufts University and is the founder and CEO of Global Health and Hygiene Solutions. She is a cannabis therapeutics specialist and is certified in cannabis medicine.