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Concerns Swirl Around Safety of Marijuana Use

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Thursday, December 28, 2017 | 835 | 0 | 23 min read

As use of medical and recreational marijuana is becoming more mainstream, many are being lulled into a false sense that the drug is safe, a pain and addiction specialist said last week. “Now that marijuana is being considered legal — both at the medical level as well as the recreational level — it will tend to give society a sense that by 'legal' they mean 'safe,'” said Dr. Douglas Gourlay from the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Gourlay's comments came during a webinar hosted by the Western Occupational and Environmental Med...

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