Fact: Daily Marijuana Users Are As Healthy As Non-Smokers

“Frequency of marijuana use was not significantly associated with emergency room use, hospitalization, death, the presence of a disease, or health status.”

SWITZERLAND: Cannabis is a “dangerous and addictive” drug, say proponents of ongoing pot prohibition.

But daily tokers don’t seem to have higher levels of health problems, emergency department use or hospital stays than people who don’t smoke pot, according to a new study in the Journal of Internal Medicine this month.

The title of the paper by lead author Daniel Fuster, MD, PhD, in the newly published study says it all: “No Detectable Association Between Frequency of Marijuana Use and Health or Healthcare Utilization Among Primary Care Patients Who Screen Positive for Drug Use”.

Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug, and is the subject of a 40 year-old Drug War that ensnares 750,000 Americans per year – yet its impact on health and healthcare utilization has not been studied extensively, the author states.

Fuster and co-authors wanted to assess the cross-sectional association between how often people smoked pot, and their overall health and how often they used the hospital. The researchers looked at 589 participants who used pot daily, almost daily, less than daily and a reference group who didn’t smoke weed.

“Frequency of marijuana use was not significantly associated with emergency room use, hospitalization, death, the presence of a disease, or health status,” they report.

Wonder what the data would show about tobacco smokers or daily drinkers?

Read full article @ Smell the Truth

Comments

  1. Matt says

    Finally, the truth is coming out. Also they forgot to mention that not only was the health of daily cannabis smokers not worse than non smokers, but it was better, and they had a lower case of cancer and other diseases.

    • jane doe says

      Mental health issues have only been found in teenagers or young adults who had under lying problems but not in adults where the brain has finished forming.
      An age restriction like that for alcohol and cigarette use is appropriate

  2. HempShare says

    Are you kidding me. Bring it on. I’ll take any Non-Smoker on in a Century ride. Unless you are a professional bicyclist I will crush you. I will do it eating Hemp Seed.

    Hemp/Cannabis is Raw and Plant. I’ll put Raw and Plant up against any human fuel source, and I’ll be a pall-bearer long after you’re gone.

  3. HempShare says

    The health implications of Cannabis Hemp have been known since the 1892-1895 Indian Hemp Drugs Commission Report. Once the truth was known, the industrialist saw to it that Hemp/Cannabis and the arcane secrets that come with it were suppressed for nearly 100 years.

    The Pyramids are made from Hemp Crete. “Iso Chanvre”. It was mixed on site. There were huge celebrations going on, NOT huge work camps. HempCrete was mixed on site, and the blocks of the Pyramid formed. This technique is found throughout the world.

    The Pyramids were built as a tonal healing device. This is why music makes you feel better.

    They also had combustible fuel from Hemp. This was used to produce “electricity” and lighting. “Free Power” is available from Hemp & Tesla devices.

    We are in for interesting times and those who have hidden the truths from us are revealed.

    Humans are the “continuum transponder” and we know ALL that is known…

  4. theskeptic2 says

    I first tried marijuana when I was 21 years old. Now, 45 years later, I still
    smoke pot.

    I am 66 years old and have not taken a prescription medication in over 30
    years. Has regular cannabis use enabled this? I have no idea.

    I am active…hiking, canoeing, camping, bicycling. My last hike was 11.5
    miles…to the Confluence Overlook in Canyonlands Natl Park. Has cannabis
    enabled this? I don’t know.

    I do know that I am living proof that prohibitionist propaganda is a
    fallacy…a blatant lie.

    The worst experience I ever had with cannabis was spending 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense.

    I wrote about the escapades that led to my imprisonment. The book:

    ‘Shoulda Robbed a Bank’

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