Marijuana may make Valentine’s kiss go amiss

LOS ANGELES, CA — Recreational use of marijuana has been legalized in eight states and the District of Columbia, but anyone inclined to include it in their Valentine’s Day plans may find that – legal or otherwise – marijuana is not the best bet for a romantic evening that ends in a kiss. Should anyone pucker up after smoking pot?

“Marijuana can cause dry mouth and dry mouth can lead to bad breath,” says Dr. Harold Katz, a dentist, bacteriologist and developer of TheraBreath Dry Mouth Oral Rinse and Lozenges (

“That’s because, when there isn’t enough saliva in the mouth, the bacteria that cause bad breath can thrive.” And that could quickly kill any bubbling passion at a Valentine’s Day rendezvous.

Marijuana as a bad-breath culprit may not be a subject that most people have been exposed to in any mainstream way, especially since the legalization of recreational use is a fairly

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