“For far too long, this growing body of science, as well as our real-world experience with marijuana, have largely been ignored by policymakers and pundits,” Armentano said. “It should not be.” But the report also stated that there’s strong evidence that marijuana use can create a number of health hazards: Kids who use marijuana at a young age are at risk for problematic cannabis use later in life. Pregnant women who smoke cannabis have an increased risk of delivering a baby with low birth weight. Long-term pot smoking can cause chronic breathing problems. Marijuana use prior to driving increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident. Frequent cannabis use increases the risk of developing schizophrenia or social anxiety disorders. It’s Also Important To Wash Your Hands Regularly, Particularly After Touching Your Eyes. | Christopher Barnes Socialhttp://www.koralbellevue.com/thomasrosstrust/2017/01/03/adding-a-second-medication-to-metformin-may-provide-additional-benefits-dr/As with the benefits, there’s not enough evidence to rule one way or the other on most of the harms that have been linked to pot use, the report concluded. One bright spot — the report said smoking pot doesn’t increase the risk for cancers often associated with tobacco use, such as lung cancer. Dr. Michael Bostwick, a psychiatrist with the Mayo Clinic, said that’s likely because pot isn’t smoked as often as tobacco.
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