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Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Medical Marijuana Use: A Brief Review

PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
Pharmacy 2018, 6(4), 128;
Received: 2 November 2018 / Revised: 26 November 2018 / Accepted: 3 December 2018 / Published: 6 December 2018
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Despite federal prohibition of medical marijuana possession, sale, and use, marijuana use continues to escalate as state legalization persists and expands. The purpose of this discussion is to provide a brief summary of the evidence regarding both potential benefits and risks of medical marijuana use. View Full-Text
Keywords: medical marijuana; marijuana; cannabis medical marijuana; marijuana; cannabis
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