Psychiatrist says marijuana use is not benign

February 12

Dr. Ronald Fraser said medical marijuana has legitimate uses, but cannabis has many negative effects.

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Ronald Fraser MD, CSPQ, FRCPCRon Fraser MD, CSPQ, FRCPC

Dr. Fraser received his medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1995 and completed his psychiatry residency at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in 2000. He completed a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at McGill in 2001. Dr. Fraser is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at McGill and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie.

Dr. Fraser is the head of the inpatient detoxification service and an attending staff physician on the addiction unit of the department of psychiatry at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC). He is also the director of the Long Term Treatment Program for Borderline Personality Disorder in the Department of Psychiatry at the MUHC. Additionally, he is a consulting psychiatrist for addiction services in the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of 360dtx treatment facility in Montreal Quebec.

Dr. Fraser has a special research interest in the interface between addiction and personality disorders.

Dr. Fraser has been a member of CSAM since 2014. He is on the education committee and has been a regional board director for Quebec since 2015.

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