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Campaigns to legalize marijuana nationwide may have just gotten a bit stronger

The constant tug-of-war between federal legislators and smaller focus groups and campaigns aiming to legalize the recreational use of marijuana nationwide may have just shifted a tad in favor of the stoners. According to the New York Daily News, An Emory University study that will soon be published to the Annals of the American Thoracic Society says that daily use of marijuana over a two decade span does not have any long term negative impact on health. The study was conducted using individuals aged 18-49.

According to the study, “Lifetime marijuana use up to 20 joint-years is not associated with adverse changes in spirometric (exhalation strength) measures of lung health.” One determining factor was the individuals’ ability to exhale at a normal rate, which is a key indicator in helping doctors to identify lung disease. For what it’s worth, these non-adverse effects are significantly better than the proven adverse effects of daily cigarette use or nicotine intake, which has been legal in America for centuries.

If science keeps affirming the postulations of marijuana enthusiasts, guys like Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz and more may be harassed a lot less for that stench that often emanates from their tour buses.