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Pot Protects From Workplace Accidents

Another one of the overhyped stereotypes around marijuana users has just bitten the dust. For years people assumed that getting 'stoned' made you either lazy or careless. The bleary-eyed stoner getting into mishaps is the stuff of much comedy. But what if marijuana use actually made you more careful and less likely to screw up and hurt yourself?

A new Swiss study published at Bio-Med Central concludes exactly that: marijuana can protect you from injury. The study, titled "Alcohol and cannabis use as risk factors for injury - a case-crossover analysis in a Swiss hospital emergency department" compared the injuries that required hospitalization. The authors' conclusions were surprising: marijuana use is not only NOT associated with increased risk of injury - marijuana users actually get injured less than sober people: "The results for cannabis use were quite surprising. [...] The present study in fact indicated a 'protective effect' of cannabis use in a dose-response relationship."

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