David A Gorelick

Professor (Department of Psychiatry), University of Maryland

Expertise: Drug addiction, Pharmacology, Psychiatry

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publication   https://dx.doi.org/10.1111%2Fj.1521-0391.2013.1200

ARTICLES REVIEWED

2018’s most popular health article promoting cannabis’ safety found to be biased and misleading

in urhealthguide, by John Regan

— 20 Dec 2018

“The article fails to point out that only very limited, low-quality evidence supports the use of cannabis for treating chronic pain. The article also fails to describe the potent...

CLAIMS REVIEWED

News article accurately reports negative impact of marijuana on teens’ intellectual development

CLAIM
"Marijuana could be making teens less intelligent"

SOURCE: Marcelino Benito, KHOU

Published: 15 Mar 2019

VERDICT

2018’s most popular health article wrongly claims that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol

CLAIM
"Federal study finds marijuana a hundred times less toxic than alcohol, safer than tobacco"

SOURCE: John Regan, urhealthguide

Published: 20 Dec 2018

VERDICT