The release of several recent studies shed light on a number of commonly held associations with marijuana use, such as lung health, crime rates and mental affects. Here’s a rundown of some notable takeaways from the research.
Study: Marijuana smoke exposure is not linked to poor lung health.
A study led by researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health of 2,300 subjects aged 40 to 80, many of whom also smoked tobacco, found that:
1) Neither current nor former marijuana use was associated with increased risk of cough, wheeze or chronic bronchitis when compared with the prevalence of those conditions in subjects who had never used marijuana (after adjusting for co-variates).
2) Current and former marijuana smokers had “significantly higher forced expiratory volume” (a