Dr. Tishler is a Cannabis Specialist. Through his training in internal medicine and years of practice as an emergency physician, he brings his knowledge, reason, and caring to patients here at inhaleMD, and through his advocacy work at the local and national levels. Dr. Tishler graduated from both Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, trained at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is faculty at both the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He has spent many years working with the underserved, particularly providing care for Veterans. Having treated countless patients harmed by alcohol and drugs, his observation that he had never seen a cannabis overdose lead Dr. Tishler to delve deeply into the science of cannabis safety and treatment.
There was no evidence to suggest that CBD would pose a driving risk, but the study likely included it because it had not yet been actually studied. There is a substantial body of literature on the driving risk associated with THC use. However, the results of that literature are entirely mixed, showing anywhere from no excess risk to moderate excess risk. For comparison, some studies have shown the cannabis driving risk to be about two times being sober, but alcohol creates eight times the risk.
[Weed hangovers are] caused primarily by getting too much of the active ingredients in cannabis. These chemicals, like THC, bind to receptors in our brains and elsewhere.