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Cannabis and teens: What are the true risks?

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The medical properties of cannabis have been a major factor in the push to legalize but the importance of social justice can't be overstated.
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Yet another publication has highlighted that the loosening of cannabis laws tends to decrease the rate at which teens start using cannabis.
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A recent article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health warns about the dangers of teens falling in love.
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Without dedicated attention to those most harmed by police enforcement of drug laws, their situation might not improve with legalization.
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Personally threatening children is not the best way to make kids fear cannabis.
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The development of legal cannabis is associated with lower teen use and higher adult use.
Fearful conclusions about cannabis needs to be put in context, not aggrandized.
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The data didn’t support the notion that teens using cannabis causes any changes in the developing brain.
Fears that decriminalization, medical laws, or outright legalization will affect teen use are un substantiated.
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Doctors at the Mayo Clinic recently highlighted a case of price gouging on vitamin K1.

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