Interesting data to consider as the push to legalize pot expands.
The study, published Monday in the journal BMJ Open Respiratory Research, looked at national health records data for over 30,000 Ontario, Canada, residents between the ages of 12 and 65 over a six-year period.
When compared with people who did not use marijuana, cannabis users were 22% more likely to visit an emergency department or be hospitalized, the study revealed.
The finding held true even after adjusting the analysis for over 30 other confounding factors, including other illicit drug use, alcohol use and tobacco smoking.
“Physical bodily injury was the leading cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations among the cannabis users, with respiratory reasons coming in a close second,” Vozoris said.
To paraphrase from a different post: Marijuana prohibition has always had racist roots. Lest you think I’m being facetious, recall how the USofA got started on its journey to banning this all-natural plant.
From the beginning, Anslinger conflated drug use, race, and music. “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men,” he was quoted as saying. “There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the U.S., and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.”
Oh Penny is soooooo smart and witty. Derp!
>“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men,” he was quoted as saying.
And he was a good ole’…white Democrat from the North (Pennsylvania). Thank God things have progressed since then, eh? Today Dems still hold Blacks in city ghettoes for voting blocks and are trying their hardest to deny them 2nd amendment rights, but they feature them in entertainment and are slowly giving them their weed back!