Put the bong away—weed users are more likely to end up in the hospital

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I’m sorry potheads. We’ve got bad news: Your weed-smoking habit could just land you in the emergency room — or at least make it more likely.

In a new study published today in the journal BMJ Open Respiratory Research, Canadian researchers found that weed smokers were 22 percent more likely to visit the emergency room or be hospitalized than those who did not use cannabis. Researchers say the findings refute widely held notions that cannabis is a “safer” drug and underscore the need for education and awareness-raising about regular cannabis use.

“Our study shows that the use of this substance in particular is associated with serious negative consequences [emergency department] Visits and hospitalizations,” Nicholas Vozoris, chief respirologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and lead author of the study, told The Daily Beast. “Cannabis use must be discouraged and reduced in the population to prevent serious health consequences for individuals and to protect our fragile health systems from further strain.”

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