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Health dangers rise as marijuana wafts toward wider approval

Posted on AllSides April 21st, 2023
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Marijuana legislation is tied to a 25% increase in cannabis use disorder among teens, and the share of 12th-graders who vaped pot products nearly doubled from 2017 to 2021, according to a report released Thursday.

The pot industry is saturating minority communities with dispensaries, but only 4% of those reporting profits from selling marijuana products are people of color.

More than 800,000 marijuana-related emergency room visits were reported in 2021. That was nearly double the 455,000 recorded in 2011.

The steady march toward lenient marijuana laws is harming young people,...

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