Cancer risk to kids from cannabis use: University of Western Australia found that cannabis alters a person’s DNA, potentially exposing future generations to serious illnesses such as cancer. “In my 20 years of research on human cells, I have never found any other drug, including heroin, which comes close to the DNA damage caused by marijuana” — Dr Akira Miroshima.
WA researchers have warned that cannabis use causes genetic mutations that can be passed on to children and grandchildren.
Chromothripsis and epigenomics complete causality criteria for cannabis- and addiction-connected carcinogenicity, congenital toxicity and heritable genotoxicity
- Albert Stuart Reece, Gary Kenneth Hulse http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0027510716300574
University of WA scientists found cannabis alters a person’s DNA structure, potentially exposing future generations to serious illnesses and diseases such as cancer. They said the implications for future generations had not been understood and were alarming.