Weighing the dangers of cannabis

  title={Weighing the dangers of cannabis},
  author={Emily Sohn},
  • E. Sohn
  • Published 28 August 2019
  • Medicine
  • Nature
As interest builds in the potential health benefits from the plant, accumulating evidence confirms that taking the drug also carries risks. As interest builds in the potential health benefits from the plant, accumulating evidence confirms that taking the drug also carries risks. 
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