Every year, cannabis is estimated to result in 2 million years of healthy life lost due to disability. How much is that compared to alcohol and tobacco?
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If you’re interested in more, check out my two prequel videos The Institute of Medicine Report on the Health Effects of Marijuana (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-Institute-of-Medicine-Report-on-the-Health-Effects-of-Marijuana) and Researching the Health Effects of Marijuana (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Researching-the-Health-Effects-of-Marijuana) and the last video, Is Marijuana Addictive? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-marijuana-addictive). And if you really want to learn more, I made a whole DVD (https://drgreger.org/collections/downloads/products/cannabis-what-does-the-science-say-digital)of cannabis research for those interested in a deep dive.
The cannabis issue reminds me of a similar clash of politics and commercial interests in the cell phone debate. If you’re interested, check out my videos Does Cell Phone Radiation Cause Cancer? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Cell-Phone-Radiation-Cause-Cancer) and Cell Phone Brain Tumor Risk? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Cell-Phone-Brain-Tumor-Risk).
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Does Marijuana Cause Health Problems?