By: Angela Garrity
U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, released an advisory around cannabis products today - particularly marijuana use by youths and pregnant women. The advisory cites "the importance of protecting these groups from health risks".
Anxiety, agitation, paranoia, psychosis and even schizophrenia were all listed as possible "negative brain consequences" of use, in addition to other harms, and finally topped with gateway drug theories, as well.
“Marijuana is a dangerous drug, especially for young people and pregnant women,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “This historic Surgeon General’s advisory is focused on the risks marijuana poses for these populations, which have been well-established by scientific evidence. As indicated by President Trump’s generous donation of his salary to support this advisory, the Trump Administration is committed to fighting substance abuse of all kinds, and that means continuing research, education, and prevention efforts around the risks of marijuana use.”
This statement by Azar echoes Vapun news reported merely two weeks ago.
Messages such as these are all too familiar to vaper's ears and eyes, however, this could signal the initial gear up of over regulation to hit the cannabis industry by those running our country, all in the name of "protecting the children".
When will the fear mongering propaganda stop?