Marijuana is on everyone's mind.
Why do so many people enjoy it? What is it doing in our brains? Is it safe for everyone to use? What should we be telling our children? What are the benefits of medical marijuana? How does CBD live up to its hype? Does marijuana have spiritual power? And with so much conflicting information out there, how do we begin to make up our own minds about cannabis? Marijuana on My Mind: The Science and Mystique of Cannabis is for anyone who has ever experienced the mystique of cannabis or wondered exactly how cannabis works. With over 40 years of clinical experience, Dr Timmen Cermak uses science to make sense of the endless debate between advocates and opponents of cannabis and provides answers to some of the greatest mysteries surrounding marijuana.
Dr. Cermak is the author of multiple books, including A Primer on Adult Children of Alcoholics, Diagnosing and Treating Co-dependence, A Time to Heal, Evaluating and Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics, A Time To Heal Workbook, Marijuana: What’s a Parent to Believe? (second edition currently in preparation with release late 2022 under new title, What Parents Need to Know About Marijuana), From Bud to Brain: A Psychiatrist’s View of Marijuana, and Marijuana on My Mind: The Science and Mystique of Cannabis. Dr. Cermak also enjoys writing fiction, including short stories and is finishing a novel titled Pinch and Joe, about the relationship between father and son as each descends into addiction until one finds recovery and attempts to save the other.
Dr. Kan graduated from Northwestern University Medical School. He finished his General Psychiatry Residency and Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General and Forensic Psychiatry and he is Board-Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine in Addiction Medicine. He is a member of the faculty at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Kan enjoys teaching, in addition to his direct work with patients. He has won multiple awards for teaching and clinical care delivery. Dr. Kan teaches and supervises psychiatrists-in-training in his role as a faculty member at UCSF.
Timmen Cermak, MD photo courtesy of the author