Canadian Police Retract Claim that Cannabis Causes Breast Growth
Canadian police officers turned some heads with the claim that “doobies make boobies,” alluding to the idea that men can grow breasts if they use cannabis. However, there is no scientific basis to back this, and the officers have since apologized.
According to High Times, the York Regional Police Service gave this information to teens at a Catholic school in Aurora, Canada. They dropped the rhyme about boobies to their captive audience, claiming that herb has adverse health effects.
Last week, the York police force took to Twitter and made a public apology, admitting that there is no reason to believe that you grow breasts just from using cannabis.
Medical experts jumped on this claim, refuting it even before the police force had time to.
“This is just urban mythology that has been repeated and repeated onwards,” Dr. Ian Mitchell, a physician, said, according to Global News .“It’s really irresponsible for police officers to be telling youth this and not having someone else to be able to correct this information.”
It just goes to show, in this day and age, no one can get away with sharing misinformation about cannabis, as it can be disproven with one click or swipe to search for the truth.