Cannabis: A joint problem for patients and the dental profession

  title={Cannabis: A joint problem for patients and the dental profession},
  author={Sagar D. Joshi and Michelle D. Ashley},
Cannabis is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the UK. The debate about its legality has grown in recent times but the health implication of cannabis use is an issue of today. It is a drug commonly described as being 'soft' but its use has profound effects on many of the body's systems, including the oral cavity. This is of particular importance to the dental clinician. This paper aims to discuss the oral implications of cannabis use and provide advice on ways in which dental… CONTINUE READING
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