Citing a recent study by the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, New York city officials have put together a campaign warning against the harmful effects of marijuana.
In total, the ‘health bulletin’ lists 20 separate dangers of marijuana use, including the 6 points talking about how much shit you’ll get into if caught in New York. They even spruce it up with the visual effect of some really bummed-out looking teenagers.
A few of the points listed by the campaign include:
- Marijuana can cause or worsen depression and other illnesses.
- Marijuana today can be a lot stronger than it was 30 years ago.
- Marijuana may be cut/mixed with other drugs or substances without the buyers knowledge.
While some of these issues are legitimate, especially in underage users, there is an obvious correlation between the drug’s contraband status and why it is often found cut with other substances.
I also like how most points contain the words “can” or “may be,” instead of more definitive phrasing. This is best illustrated by the claims like, “Long-term use can cause lung damage,” which is still under dispute in academic and scientific circles.