All posts tagged: marijuana legalization concerns

Child usage of Marijuana up 250% in 20 years, study reveals

A recent study by researchers from Oregon Health and Science University has found that Marijuana usage has jumped 250% among those between the ages of six to 18 over the past 20 years, the Daily Mail Reports. The researchers came to the conclusion after studying reports of 338,000 cases of drug poisoning over the past two decades reported to poison centers by medical staff or the public. Based on these statistics, the researchers noted that not only was Marijuana the fastest-growing drug of choice by this age group, by 2014 it had superseded alcohol usage among teens. In the first year studied by the researchers, 2000, there were 510 reported Marijuana incidents for that age group. This had increased to 1,761 by the last year of their study, 2020. The most rapid increase (40%) took place between 2017 and 2020 when Marijuana was being spun as a safe drug by activists and politicians pushing for its legalization. READ: Smoke and minors: Child marijuana use has soared 250% in last 20 years — replacing alcohol as …

Marijuana usage linked to common heart disease

According to a recent study published in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences, marijuana usage can lead to increased instances of coronary artery disease (CAD) caused by the build-up of plaque in a person’s arteries. Researchers said that with the increasing acceptance of Marijuana, their study “emphasizes the potential harmful effects of cannabis use on cardiovascular health and highlights the need for further research as it (cannabis) becomes more accepted at both a national and global level.” According to the National Post: U.S. researchers have found that cannabis use is associated with prevalent coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common cardiovascular disease in the U.S., Canada and some other industrialized countries around the world. Specifically, ever versus never cannabis users had 90 per cent increased odds of CAD, those who had used weed at least once a month for at least a year had 68 per cent increased odds and current users had near 98 per cent increased odds. READ: Cannabis use associated with prevalent heart disease

Psychiatrist warns parents allowing children to use Marijuana, it’s leading to delusional paranoia and hallucinations

Sir Robin Murray, a professor of Psychiatric Research at Britain’s King College’s Institute of Psychiatry, has issued a warning to Liberal parents who are allowing their children to smoke marijuana, saying it could lead to some serious mental health issues. Some parents actually prefer their kids use Cannabis over drinking alcohol.

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More warnings about health risks associated with Marijuana usage

In the rush to appear progressive, governments around the world are legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.  The millions of dollars they collect in additional tax revenues is also proving very tempting. But the bigger issue for me is not the legalization of the drug, but rather the messaging behind why they are doing it. Politicians and activists are insisting Marijuana is a safe drug. This is happening in the face of a growing body of medical research warning people that Cannabis is not the safe drug many are proclaiming it to be. There are big concerns. Foxnews recently interviewed Dr. Marc Siegel who serves as a professor of medicine at NYU Lagone Medical Center and is also a regular Foxnews contributor. In the interview, he said: “My job is to let you know that there is no free lunch medically with marijuana or any drug. Even if a state or a society decides that it is wise economically and politically to make marijuana legal, at the same time we must be prepared for the …