Long Term Cannabis Use Is Bad

Support: Thousands of supporters of decriminalised marijuana smoke at the Civic Centre Park in Denver, Colorado in 2012, ahead of the vote to legalise the drug. The bill was passed

A major study now calls into question claims about the safety of marijuana for long term use. While I can see that it might be useful for some medical conditions, it is foolish to pretend that it is a relatively benign recretional drug.

From The Daily Mail:

The terrible truth about cannabis: Expert’s devastating 20-year study finally demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless

One in six teenagers who regularly smoke the drug become dependent

It doubles risk of developing psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia

Heavy use in adolescence appears to impair intellectual development

Driving after smoking cannabis doubles risk of having a car crash

Study’s author said: ‘If cannabis is not addictive then neither is heroin’

The drug is currently legal in two states – Washington and Colorado

A further 21 states have allowed it to be used for medicinal purposes

Obama said earlier this year cannabis is not as dangerous as alcohol

Read the full article here

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