by TCG Editorial Board
Given the threats to public health that are documented in the article below, it is hard to understand how Democratic candidate for Lancaster County Attorney Adam Morfeld can be so reckless as to promote the legalization of marijuana.
His Republican opponent, current County Attorney Pat Condon, is opposed to marijuana legalization and is actually prosecuting the man accused of killing two people and injuring 20 while driving under the influence of marijuana.
Can Lancaster County voters actually expect such vigorous prosecution from “pot-promoting” Adam Morfeld?
Marijuana legalization will be bad for Nebraska and bad in general for the health of its citizens. For these reasons alone (and we will catalog many more during the 2022 general election campaign), The Cornhusker Guardian hopes Lancaster County voters will send Sen. Morfeld into a permanent retirement from public life.
Marijuana users are more likely to be hospitalized than those who do not use marijuana according to a study published by the BMJ Open Respiratory Research. The Fox News story follows:
Cannabis users are at greater risk for emergency and inpatient care: study
People who used cannabis visited emergency rooms or were hospitalized 22% more often than those who did not use cannabis, according to a recent study published in the BMJ Open Respiratory Research.
“Our research demonstrates that cannabis use in the general population is associated with heightened risk of clinically serious negative outcomes, specifically, needing to present to the ER or be admitted to hospital,” said lead author Dr. Nicholas Vozoris, a lung specialist at St. Michael’s and an associate scientist at the hospital’s Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.
“Unlike tobacco, there is some uncertainty or controversy regarding the adverse health impacts of cannabis. Some individuals may perceive that cannabis has some health benefits and is otherwise benign. Our research highlights to those using – or considering to use – cannabis, that this [behavior] is associated with important negative health events.” Read the full story