Study: Daily Cannabis Use for 20 Years Has no Negative Effect on Lung Health

cannabisjointandbudConsuming at least one joint a day for 20 years has no negative effect on a person’s lung health, according to a comprehensive study published earlier this year in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society, and published online by the National Institute of Health.

For the study, researchers at Emory University in Atlanta assessed a sample of US adults age 18 to 59 and examined their cannabis use and lung health. The sample consisted of those who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2007 to 2008 and from 2009 to 2010.

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Daily, Long-Term Cannabis Use Not Associated with Adverse Changes in Lung Health

By Paul Armentano, NORML

Study Finds That Long Term Cannabis Exposure “Not Associated With Significant Effects On Lung Function”

ATLANTA, GA — The inhalationLos Angeles City Council Votes To Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries of one marijuana cigarette per day over a 20-year period is not associated with adverse changes in lung health, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Investigators at Emory University in Atlanta assessed marijuana smoke exposure and lung health in a large representative sample of US adults age 18 to 59. Researchers reported that cannabis exposure was not associated with FEV1 (forced expiratory volume) decline or deleterious change in spirometric values of small airways disease.

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