Surgeon General Alerts Public to Damaging Effects of Marijuana.

Today, August 29th 2019, the Surgeon General issued an advisory on marijuana’s damaging effects on the developing brain, in particular for pregnant women and children.

The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory: Marijuana Use and the Developing Brain, which can be read here, is a product of meticulous research on the effects of marijuana, and contains many helpful resources and studies to back up its claims.

“There is a false perception that marijuana is not as harmful as other drugs. I want to be very clear – no amount of marijuana use during pregnancy or adolescence is known to be safe,” said Surgeon General Adams.

Marijuana, or cannabis, is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.

Cornerstone applauds the publishing of this study, and intends to use it to continue to advocate for better policies in New Hampshire regarding marijuana use. This past legislative session we opposed HB 481, which would commercialize the marijuana industry in NH, and force the state to depend on it as a revenue source.