This research, published in the European Journal of Public Health, examined the association between cannabis use and violent victimization in the general population.
Results indicated that cannabis users are more likely to be victim of violence in the past 12 months.
In addition, the greatest association was for marijuana users to experience physical violence.
The authors concluded that the association between cannabis use and violent victimization applies to all age groups of the general population, not just young people.
This is an important study as it highlights another negative result communities, states and nations will likely have to address with the growing legalization of medical and recreational cannabis use.
It also highlights the need for greater use of evidence-based prevention and education designed to make all youth and adults aware of the negative consequences associated with cannabis consumption in their communities, homes and workplaces.
Access the research abstract: https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/article/27/suppl_3/ckx187.713/4556674