Speaker: Nihit Kumar, M.D., DFAACAP

This presentation summarizes the current literature on the efficacy and potential risks of using cannabis for common psychiatric and medical conditions. Past, present, and future landscape of marijuana legalization in Arkansas is examined and the demographic, economic, and geographical trends in the distribution and use of medical marijuana are discussed.

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Nihit Kumar, M.D., DFAACAP

Dr. Nihit Kumar is a board-certified psychiatrist with fellowship training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. His particular area of interest lies in treating adolescents and young adults with addiction. He founded Positive Recovery in 2023 as the premier institute for the treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders across the lifespan. Kumar is passionate about spreading awareness about addiction treatment and its management as well as reducing the stigma surrounding access to addiction care.