When we think of college campuses, the upper echelon of educational attainment in the United States, a bunch of students smoking marijuana is not the first concept that comes to mind. However, on hundreds of colleges across the country, cigarette smoking is in rapid decline as marijuana use increases steadily.
Is it possible that marijuana has some negative health consequences that we did not know about? One study out of France indicates that there seems to be a strong connection with heavy marijuana use in young people and one type of stroke.
Young people are often thought to be the most “at-risk” age range for drug abuse and alcohol addiction, and to a degree that is true.
We’re all acutely aware of the simple fact that cannabis (aka marijuana) won’t cause a person to overdose or otherwise stop breathing and therefore die—that’s what the studies have shown us. But, the research is clear that Marijuana has other ways of leading to death.
No, cannabis can’t cure cancer. Here in Oklahoma, we have a vote coming up that will determine the will of the people to allow medical cannabis or reject medical cannabis in the State of Oklahoma.
We’ve all heard the addict who claims they got off heroin using cannabis and I’m sure that’s possible and I’m sure that people will use that as an excuse to continue consuming cannabis.