Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Can Get You High, Johns Hopkins Says

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Recently, Johns Hopkins locked a bunch of experimental subjects in a windowless room and then pumped it full of marijuana smoke. (Okay, that’s not exactly what they did, but close enough.) Amazingly enough, those people got a little buzzed.

To put the study results a little more scientifically, exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke in “extreme conditions” (that is, for a long time and with no ventilation) caused non-smokers to feel “positive drug effects in the first few hours, a mild sense of intoxication, and mild impairment on measures of cognitive performance,” study author Ryan Vandrey told the Hopkins Hub.

That doesn’t sound all that bad to me… except for the fact that there were also detectable levels of THC in subjects’ blood and urine samples, high (heh) enough in some cases to trigger a positive on a workplace drug test. So be careful out there, friends of smokers — remember to open a window or otherwise clear the air every now and then, okay?

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