“Although it flies in the face of conventional wisdom, it’s nevertheless true that cannabis is far safer and more effective than the prescription agents currently advocated for treatment of ADD-ADHD.”
– Tom O’Connell, MD (USA, 2004)
Doctors have been lied to for generations along with everyone else. Medical school education about cannabis and the endocannabinoid
system that regulates our entire bodies' functioning including ADHD has traditionally been just one paragraph that says that cannabis is a dangerous illicit drug with no medical use.
You can read an acknowledgement of this long-standing misdirection
in the article (Re-)introducing Medicinal Cannabis, published in the August 2013 issue of the Australian Medical Association's official
peer-reviewed journal, the Medical Journal of Australia.
Until doctors become educated about this important medicine and its corresponding bodily system they will be unable to treat their patients effectively, and their advice should at least be
taken with a grain of salt. Would you fly with a pilot who's training did not include the vital chapter on aeronautics?
It is now the belief of many patients, parents and carers that doctors are therefore uneducated and ignorant about the
integral endocannabinoid system and its supplementation with phytocannabinoids from cannabis. Most doctors will only open their minds when the results of a definitive clinical trial like this project proposes have been reported in their prized peer-reviewed
The proposed clinical trials will allow doctors who treat ADHD to learn the real science, and they can then become informed enough to treat their patients with the best possible care in line with their Hippocratic Oaths to do so.
“One of the big problems with marijuana is, the pharmaceutical companies can't easily patent it, so it's difficult to fund this kind of clinical research. And that means no ads in JAMA [the
official peer-reviewed journal of the American Medical Association] and very little awareness among doctors. So the research is going on among ordinary, everyday humans who've found their own ways to self-medicate, and we get anecdotal
research instead of clinical research.”
– Bill Hudson, Editor, Pagosa Daily Post (USA, 2015)