Gabor Mate: On Cannabis use, Addictions and Healing with Psychedelics

Understanding cannabis use, it’s effects, addiction and trauma.

Gabor answers questions regarding the use of Marijuana (Cannabis). He discusses addictions to some drugs, and how these are relative to the effects of legalized narcotics like tobacco, alcohol and prescription drugs.

Important point he made is on the effects of drugs on developing brains of young children and adolescents, putting a spotlight on prescription of drugs to children.

As a therapist, I fully appreciate his emphasis on psychological trauma as the root cause of addictive behavior. He tells us that the medical profession should be more aware of trauma.