Facts & Risks

Medical – Damage to Health

  • Legalizing recreational marijuana is linked to increased crashes – 6/22/17  >>
  • What happens to your body after a stoner quits smoking weed – 3/21/17 >>
  • Pregnant Women Turn to Marijuana, Perhaps Harming Infants – 2/2/17 >>
  • Medical Pros: Toke At Your Own Risk – 8/19/16 >>
  • When Marijuana Kills: Rat Bait at Illegal Pot Farms Is Needlessly Poisoning Larger Animals – 2/1/16 >>
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Studies

  • School Of Public Health Study Finds Use of Marijuana Increases Risk of Metabolic Syndrome – 6/29/17 >>  Study >>
  • Legal cannabis laws impact teen use – 6/27/17 >>
  • Testing the Amotivational Syndrome: Marijuana Use Longitudinally Predicts Lower Self-Efficacy Even After Controlling for Demographics, Personality, and Alcohol and Cigarette Use – 6/16/17 >>
  • Marijuana use among college students on rise following Oregon legalization, study finds – 6/14/17  >>
  • Cannabis use associated with an increased subsequent risk of both psychotic symptoms and schizophrenia-like psychoses – 6/2017 >>
  • “High” Achievers? Cannabis Access and Academic Performance – 3/27/17  >>
  • US Adult Illicit Cannabis Use, Cannabis Use Disorder, and Medical Marijuana Laws – 4/2017 >>
  • Drugged driving eclipses drunken driving in tests of motorists killed in crashes – 4/26/17 >>
  • Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey – 4/17/17 >>
  • Proliferation of marijuana ads alarms addiction researchers – 3/28/17 >>
  • Specialists Warn Against Giving Marijuana to Children with Autism, Other Disorders – 2/2017 >>
  • Cannabis use disorder and suicide attempts in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans – 2/2017 >>  Study >>
  • National Academies of Sciences Releases Report on Science Surrounding Marijuana Use; Finds Multiple Harms – 1/12/17 >> Report >>
  • New Surgeon General’s Report Highlights Dangers of Marijuana Use – 11/17/16 >>   Report >>
  • Study: Regular teenage pot use may significantly increase the risk of paranoia, hallucinations – 5/3/16  >>
  • Marijuana use increases risks in pregnancy – 5/2/16  >>  Study >>
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Public Commentary

  • These mothers of suicides don’t think marijuana is harmless – 4/17/17 >>
  • Marijuana by Mail: Surge in Drug Deals Conducted Through U.S. Postal Service – 3/22/17 >>
  • Tracking the Money That’s Legalizing Marijuana and Why It Matters – 3/14/17 >>
  • Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad’s marijuana – 2/27/17 >>
  • Marijuana initiative wording complicates DUI prosecutions – 10/18/16 >>
  • Legal pot increases crime, grows the black market – 10/13/16 >> 
  • My Turn: 3 lies the pro-marijuana side is pushing about Prop. 205 – 9/19/16 >>
  • Our View: $40M from pot for schools? It’s a lie – 8/21/16 >>
  • Community Citizens File Lawsuit Against Recreational Marijuana Initiative – 7/11/16 >>
  • Our View: Marijuana legalization initiative is bad for Arizona – 7/1/16 >>
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