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Is Medicinal Marijuana Risky or Rewarding?

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Psychology professor Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Tracy Ross on Sound Good to discuss the potential benefits and downfalls of marijuana use for medicinal purposes. 

As of October 2017, 29 out of 50 states have legalized marijuana, either medicinal or recreational.

Although Kentucky state senator Perry Clark introduced a new proposal of medicinal marijuana laws to the Senate in 2016, the state has not been quick to jump on the cannabis train.

Since marijuana is considered a new form of medicine in modern society, extensive research still needs to be done to assess the effectiveness of the drug.

Murrya State psychology professor Dr. Michael Bordieri discusses the potential benefits and downfalls of using marijuana, and what part these advantages/disadvantages play in attempts for legalization in the commonwealth.

There is significant evidence supporting the effectiveness of THC in alleviating pain associated with neurological disorders, cancer, or muscular disorders. However, there is not as definitive of proof for mental disorders. In fact, some evidence suggests that the relationship between marijuana usage and mental health could be a negative one. 

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Melanie Davis-McAfee graduated from Murray State University in 2018 with a BA in Music Business. She has been working for WKMS as a Music and Operations Assistant since 2017. Melanie hosts the late-night alternative show Alien Lanes, Fridays at 11 pm with co-host Tim Peyton. She also produces Rick Nance's Kitchen Sink and Datebook and writes Sounds Good stories for the web.
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