Medical Marijuana: What You Need To Know

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  • How Do You Get It?
  • Where Do You Get It?
  • Does It Work?
  • Is It Safe?
  • Medical Marijuana vs. Street Weed
  • Medical Marijuana in the News
  • What Is It?
  • What Is It Used For?
  • Strains of Medical Marijuana
  • Where Is Medical Marijuana Legal?

Is It Safe?

While the FDA has approved delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — a form of marijuana — for medical use for adults, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Mayo Clinic both warn against its use for children because the drug can be addictive and could possible impact children’s development. The debate about its safety for everyone continues to rage on as we wait for more studies that focus on long-term effects. 

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