Marijuana Health Effects

Colorado has legal dispensaries for both medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. Although the products are well regulated, there are a number of public health concerns surrounding the use of marijuana.
 
These concerns include the use of marijuana during pregnancy and breastfeeding, the impact on growing brains and bodies of adolescents, the purity of edibles, driving while impaired, and health effects of mental health/depression, inhaling  first- and second-hand marijuana smoke.
 
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