June 2016

People who smoked marijuana regularly for 20 years were more likely to have gum disease than heavy smokers, according to new research. The study looked at more than 1,000 people from New Zealand, who either smoked or used cannabis and whose health was tracked from their birth in the early 1970s until the age of 38.  […]

“We don’t want people to think, ‘Hey, marijuana can’t hurt me,’ because research based on this same sample of New Zealanders has shown that marijuana use is associated with increased risk of psychotic illness, IQ decline, and downward socioeconomic mobility,” she said. … read more at: http://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2016-06-01/long-term-pot-use-tied-to-gum-disease-in-study

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