Buddy T., anonymous recovery writer for About.com, penned a wonderful column on the most important research about ATOD in 2012. And, leading the way are — new findings on the harms of marijuana. Our knowledge about the science of marijuana has dramatically changed in the last 20 years, and 2012 was no exception.
According to Buddy T., the top research about MJ was:
- Smoking Weed Doubles Car Crash Risk
- Marijuana Withdrawal Causes Functional Impairment
- Smoking Marijuana Doubles Risk of Testicular Cancer
- Marijuana, Spice Use Can Affect Embryo’s Brain
His other citations were equally as important, though marijuana is much more in the news with the recent legalization votes in Washington and Colorado. Since marijuana use will continue to rise, the public needs to know as much as we can about the dangers of the drug. Anyway, read his column and check out his alcoholism newsletter, too. He does an excellent job of interpreting research into policy and practice and also citing the evidence. Wish there were more writers like him…