DUKE UNIVERSITY: Cannabis Smoking is a Safe Habit

Long-term study finds no differences in metabolism, lung function, inflammation

A long-term study of nearly 1,000 New Zealanders from birth to age 38 has found that people who smoked marijuana for up to 20 years have more gum disease, but otherwise do not show worse physical health than non-smokers.

Full Article:  Duke Today Staff. “Pot-Smokers Harm Gums; Other Physical Effects Slight.” Duke Today. Duke University, 31 May 2016. Web. 16 May 2017. <https://today.duke.edu/2016/05/cannhealth&gt;.

Study Cited in Article:  “Associations Between Cannabis Use and Physical Health Problems in Early Midlife: A longitudinal comparison of persistent cannabis versus tobacco users,” Madeline H. Meier, Avshalom Caspi, Magdalena Cerdá, Robert J. Hancox, HonaLee Harrington, Renate Houts, Richie Poulton, Sandhya Ramrakha, W. Murray Thomson, Terrie E. Moffitt. JAMA Psychiatry, online June 1, 2016. DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0637