This week we've read at least half a dozen headlines about how cannabis is going to blow up your heart.
Here's one so you get the flavor of the emergency-du-jour: "Marijuana Use Holds Three-Fold Blood Pressure Death Risk" in the HuffPo.
These and other breathless headlines lured readers to cannabis canards like:
As is typical in these stories, there was a study (at Georgia State University) and scientists were involved.
What makes this type of propaganda stand out is when EXCITABLE WRITERS AND EDITORS get a hold of any story about cannabis. The URGE TO EXAGGERATE is often uncontrollable... We, on the other hand, are totally cool :)
HERE'S THE REAL STORY
Regardless of whether the studies were valid - - we feel the reporting was not very thoughtful.
Image source: http://healthiack.com/health/blood-pressure-a-health-indicator