No Increased Physical or Mental Risk for Teenage Cannabis Smokers
A new research study claims that heavy cannabis use during adolescence does not increase the risk of mental or physical health complications later in life.
The detailed study, conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and Rutgers University tracked 408 men from their teenage years to their mid-30’s. No correlation was found whatsoever between the health of an adult male and their use of cannabis during adolescence.
Lead researcher Jordan Bechtold, a Psychology Researcher at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center stated;
“There were no differences in any of the mental or physical health outcomes that we measured regardless of the amount or frequency of marijuana used during adolescence.”
Despite this being one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind to ever be conducted, Bechtold warned that one study isn’t enough and, until cannabis is removed as a Schedule 1 substance, proper investigations are not viable.
“We wanted to help inform the debate about legalization of marijuana, but it’s a very complicated issue and one study should not be taken in isolation,”