Medical Marijuana for Bipolar: The User's Dilemma

This is a follow-up to last week’s post on medical marijuana for bipolar. In the post, I noted that a case can be made for using the product in very small doses to relieve symptoms and maintain mental health, but with some very strong provisos.

In particular, I noted: 

All medications, including psychiatric meds, carry substantial risks that must be weighed against potential benefits. Marijuana is no exception.

I also pointed out:

A “medical” dose is not to be equated with a recreational dose. ... Getting high is not a sign of the efficacy of the treatment. Nor is it a legitimate side effect. The result you’re looking for is extremely subtle but profound - a brain that works.

A number of readers echoed my concerns. A pair of comments, in particular, are worth singling out. On the surface, they come across as a point/counterpoint. In actuality, they are complementary:...

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