An article in LiveScience reports that more than 100 people in five states have ended up in the hospital or even losing their lives after smoking synthetic marijuana.
No, it’s not the penal code.
The cannabis controversy continues. Though nine states have legalized cannabis for recreational use (i.e. for getting high), and 29 have legalized it for medical purposes, in Washington, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sees it as a sinister threat.
Marijuana is the name given to the dried buds and leaves of varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant, which can grow wild in warm and tropical climates throughout the world and be cultivated commercially. It goes by many names, including pot, grass, cannabis, weed, hemp, hash, marihuana, ganja, and dozens of others.
Scientists are finding that, just as with secondhand smoke from tobacco, inhaling secondhand smoke from marijuana can make it harder for arteries to expand to allow a healthy flow of blood.
In certain states, several independent studies found dangerous levels of pesticides in marijuana products.
Humans have grown and consumed marijuana since the beginning of recorded history.
‘The legalisation and regulation of the cannabis trade could justify considerable spending cuts, as the current black market trade is a huge drain on our resources.
In June, the government made a decision to lift barriers that prevented researchers from exploring the health benefits of marijuana.