Friday, February 19, 2016

Study Links Marijuana Use to Greater Risk for Developing Addiction to Other Drugs

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, February 18, 2016

"A new study suggests marijuana smokers may be significantly more likely to develop an addiction to other drugs and alcohol than people who don’t use marijuana.

People who used marijuana were not more likely to develop a mood or anxiety disorder, HealthDay reports.

'This new finding raises the possibility that the recent rise in marijuana use may be contributing to the coincident rise in serious harms related to narcotics and other drugs of abuse,' said lead researcher Dr. Mark Olfson of Columbia University Medical Center." Read more

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