Heavy marijuana use in late adolescence may put men at higher risk for death

“More long term effects of regular marijuana use continue to arrive. The plant bud is an anxiolytic drug. There are better and safer drugs for anxiety, including a daily workout.” Bill Chesnut, MD

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Heavy marijuana use in late adolescence may put men at higher risk for death by age 60, study finds

The CBS News (4/22, Marcus) website reported, “Heavy marijuana use in the late teen years puts men at a higher risk for death by age 60,” the findings of a study published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggest.

HealthDay (4/22, Preidt) reported that men “who were heavy marijuana users in their late teens were 40 percent more likely to die by age 60 than those who never used the drug, the investigators found.”

AMA News _ April 25, 2016.