NORML Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

Study: History Of Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality In Trauma Patients

Trauma patients who test positive for marijuana upon their admission to the intensive care unit are less likely to die during hospitalization than are age-matched controls, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Researchers concluded: “Patients with a positive marijuana screen had a lower mortality rate (5.3 percent versus 8.9 percent) compared to patients with a negative marijuana screen.”

Rasmussen Reports: Majority Of Americans Now Agree That Booze Is More Dangerous Than Pot

Given the multitude of ways that our culture celebrates booze while simultaneously stigmatizing cannabis, these survey results are rather remarkable. Despite more than seven decades of federally sponsored pot propaganda, a slight majority of adults recognize that alcohol poses far greater harms to the consumer and to society than does weed.