On Thursday, March 20, Arkansans spent record amounts of money on so-called “medical” marijuana, according to news sources.
Arkansans reportedly spent $565,000 on 92 pounds of marijuana.
Marijuana is big business in Arkansas.
The state’s “medical” marijuana amendment is so open-ended that practically anybody can buy and use marijuana.
Marijuana use is tied to a host of health problems.
A 2019 study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions found that marijuana addiction among young people is tied to increased risk of heart problems.
A second study found regular marijuana use increases a young person’s risk of suffering a stroke.
A study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found marijuana use may increase a person’s risk of dying from hypertension more than threefold — and that the risk increases with each year a person smokes marijuana.
That’s part of the reason why the U.S. Surgeon General has issued warnings about marijuana.
As we have said for years: Marijuana may be many things, but “harmless” simply is not one of them.