Mehrak Paydar

Research Associate, The Scripps Research Institute

Expertise: Cannabis, Drug pharmacology, Neuroscience

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publication   https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00213

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

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, 4 Jan. 2018

VERDICT