Kush_closeYesterday Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson as well as several doctors and medical experts issued a straightforward fact sheet explaining why marijuana is not medicine.

Among other things, the experts noted that:

  • Marijuana has not been tested or approved by the FDA.
  • Chronic marijuana smoking is associated with chronic bronchitis, chronic cough, increased sputum and increased wheeze.
  • Adolescent marijuana use is linked to impaired school performance & increased drop out rates.
  • Habitual adolescent users are at significant risk of permanent cognitive impairment.
  • Nearly 1 in 10 people who experiment with marijuana will become addicted.
  • Regular marijuana use is associated with an increased risk of anxiety and depression.

You can find the entire fact sheet here, and you can find the fact sheet’s sources here.