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Dr. Pat Consults: “Is Marijuana as Harmless as My Son Says?”

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

"My son, a college sophomore, tells me that marijuana is far safer than cigarettes or alcohol, with basically no health side effects. Is it really as harmless as he says? Although I admit that I tried it briefly when I was about his age, I worry about what sort of long-term effects it might have, and I want him to be informed."

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