There has been an increasing movement in recent years by many citizens in the United States to legalize marijuana. Many states such as Colorado have already legalized it for medical purposes, and many feel that it is the first step to full on legalization.
There are some commonly accepted stigmas when it comes to the negative effects of marijuana. For instance, many proponents of the drug argue that it is not addictive and that it is not possible to overdose on pot.
However, though there is still a lot of controversy over the definite negative effects of marijuana use, there appears to be a lot evidence out there that is published in medical journals to refute some of these commonly accepted stigmas. These particular points, such as its alleged non-addictive nature, are some of the main arguments for the legalization of the drug.
The video below was uploaded to YouTube back in 2011 and is designed to dispel some of the myths about marijuana usage and claims to have only cited information that was found in peer reviewed medical works.
Some of the so called myths that are addressed in the video are the addictiveness of marijuana, how it effects you behind the wheel and the potential for overdose.
The publisher of the video does mention that there are justifiable medical uses for the drug and that the video is focused on presenting facts and not injecting opinions.
Though the supposed facts brought to light in this video may not be popular, it brings to light some serious potential issues with marijuana usage that are very commonly swept under the rug.
Be sure to watch the video below.
YouTube video courtesy of C0nc0rdance