This December 1997 summary from the Addiction Research Foundation, Toronto
Canada is a good overview of what is known and not known about the health
consequences of using marijuana and hashish. The Addiction Research
Foundation has a solid reputation in drug research.
from the Partnership for a Drug Free America. This groups states that the this fact sheet's claims have
been substantiated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It covers 'Common
Acute' effects related to memory/perception behavior; neurobiological effects;
cardiovascular effects; and 'Chronic' effects involving the respiratory
sytem. And check out for yourself marijuana information from the National
Institute on Drug Abuse
This study population was drawn from members of the Kaiser
Permanente health plan in California. The study was the first to review
medical records of a large number of non-tobacco smoking marijuana users. It
was interested in evaluating possible effects of smoking marijuana on
respiratory health, injury risk, or other health conditions. It found some
significant health problems for non-tobacco smoking marijuana users.
Another Kaiser Permanente-based study which examined the relationship of
marijuana use to mortality. This study showed little if any effect of marijuana
use on non-AIDS mortality in men and on total mortality in women. The risk of
mortality associated with marijuana use was lower than that associated with
tobacco cigarette smoking.
marijuana in the body .
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