Marijuana Violence and Law
- *Corresponding Author:
- Norman S Miller
CEO of Health Advocates PLLC, East Lansing, MI
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
Medical College of George, Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia, USA
Tel: (517) 507-0407
Received date: November 21, 2016; Accepted date: January 11, 2017; Published date: January 17, 2017
Citation: Miller NS, Oberbarnscheidt T (2017) Marijuana Violence and Law. J Addict Res Ther S11:014. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000S11-014
Copyright: © 2017 Miller NS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Marijuana is currently a growing risk to the public in the United States. Following expanding public opinion that marijuana provides little risk to health, state and federal legislatures have begun changing laws that will significantly increase accessibility of marijuana. Greater marijuana accessibility, resulting in more use, will lead to increased health risks in all demographic categories across the country. Violence is a well-publicized, prominent risk from the more potent, current marijuana available. We present cases that are highly popularized storylines in which marijuana led to unnecessary violence, health risks, and, in many cases, both. Through the analysis of these cases, we will identify the adverse effects of marijuana use and the role it played in the tragic outcomes in these and other instances. In the analysis of these cases, we found marijuana as the single most common, correlative variable in otherwise diverse populations and circumstances surrounding the association of violence and marijuana.