Cannabis News: The Health Effects of Marijuana Use
Often, people want to compare cannabis use with abstinence when a pre-existing health condition makes that choice implausible for a lot of people. A somewhat elevated chance of lung cancer or gastrointestinal issues decades down the road can seem like a small price to pay for getting relief from severe and chronic pain, for the cessation of frequent seizures that can sabotage the brain, for the ability to reconnect with yourself and the world around you after an extended bout with post-traumatic stress.
In this context, we can tell you that cannabis consumption isn’t a panacea of good health. At the same time, it does hold very real potential to do more good than harm for individuals with a number of health afflictions. We’ve been monitoring the latest news and research to further own knowledge—and yours—about the heath effects of medicinal and recreational marijuana use.