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Marijuana and Violence

Updated: Dec 21, 2020

Key Finding: The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center examined 28 incidents of mass attacks that took place between January and December 2017 and observed a correlation between these acts of violence and marijuana use by the attackers. There are many studies that show a relationship between marijuana use and violence and mental illness.

"The risk of negative mental health effects is increased about 5 times by regular use of high potency marijuana. The risk for suicide attempts has been shown to be increased by 7 times in regular marijuana users and for completed suicides and increase as high as 5 times."

Author: David G. Evans, Esq.


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