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Risks And Benefits Of Cannabis by pinkcruzz(m): 11:51am On Mar 22, 2017
With cannabis legalization on the rise across the world especially in the United States (U.S.), it is more important than ever to get a clear understanding of the drug’s health benefits and risks. In a new report from the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, researchers analyzed more than 10,000 scientific studies on cannabis and cannabis-derived products in order to help meet this need, and they came to some interesting conclusions.

The researchers conclude that cannabis could be beneficial for chronic pain, but it may increase the risk of mental health problems.

Cannabis is a drug derived from the plant Cannabis sativa. It is most commonly used in the form of marijuana, which is produced from the dried leaves of the cannabis plant.

Marie McCormick, chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee told Medical News Today that the increased legalization of cannabis and its derivatives is making the drug more accepted and accessible. This has led to increased use, which has “raised important public health concerns.”

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