We Are Unable to Recommend You Medical Marijuana
A recent study indicates some promising possibilities for treating schizophrenia with CBD, but more research is necessary. "This is the first study to prove Cannabidiol can be used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia that aren't addressed by current medications," said Ashleigh Osborne, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wollongong. "These findings are really promising but further research is needed to see if these findings translate to people suffering from schizophrenia."
The current clinical guidelines are very clear in classifying cannabis as a therapeutic to avoid in any patient with a personal or family history of schizophrenia.
While we appreciate that every person is different and psychiatric illnesses manifest as a spectrum, we cannot recommend cannabis if you are afflicted with schizophrenia.
If you are not receiving ongoing mental health care, or if you are under the care of a mental health specialist but prohibit us from discussing the role of therapeutic cannabis with your doctor, we can't recommend it as a medicinal agent.
If you feel our decision is wrong, you may use the form below to request a call with one of our doctors in order to explain your concerns and possibly have the decision reconsidered.