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Doctors weigh in on public health as Minnesota legalizes recreational marijuana

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2023
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Leaders at Hazelden Betty Ford will host a community conversation in two weeks addressing the use of marijuana and public health. MINNEAPOLIS — With the legalization of marijuana now signed into law in Minnesota, it's still to be determined what this means for public health. "There are some weak short-term studies, so we don't have a lot of long, good long-term data on the medical benefits," said Dr. Alta DeRoo, Chief Medical Officer with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. As of right now, there are only two approved marijuana-based medications...

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