Associations Between Cannabis Use and Physical Health Problems in Early Midlife

Associations Between Cannabis Use and Physical Health Problems in Early MidlifeA Longitudinal Comparison of Persistent Cannabis vs Tobacco Users 

Madeline H. Meier, PhD1; Avshalom Caspi, PhD2,3,4; Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH5; Robert J. Hancox, MD6; HonaLee Harrington, BA2,3; Renate Houts, PhD2,3; Richie Poulton, PhD7; Sandhya Ramrakha, PhD7; W. Murray Thomson, PhD8; Terrie E. Moffitt, PhD2,3,4
JAMA Psychiatry. Published online June 01, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0637

 After major policy changes in the United States, policymakers, health care professionals, and the general public seek information about whether recreational cannabis use is associated with physical health problems later in life.  (Read study here)