The Downsides of Marijuana Use

The Downsides of Marijuana Use

As marijuana becomes legalized in more states, it no longer faces the stigma it once did and many people are using it as a way to deal with health issues such as chronic pain and glaucoma. Many users assume that because of its many medicinal benefits, it doesn’t have any major disadvantages, which is not the case.

54%

of people injured in car accidents had drugs or alcohol in their systems

A recent study found that 54 percent of people who were injured in car accidents had drugs or alcohol in their systems with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the active ingredient in marijuana being the most prevalent. While research has been limited due to federal guidelines around marijuana research, it’s important to understand the potential downsides and disadvantages of marijuana use.