Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Implications of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has had complex effects on the health of its citizens. Physicians have the responsibility to present a balanced perspective, identifying both the potential health benefits and risks associated with marijuana use. In the latest issue of the Journal of American Medical Association Viewpoint,  the authors discuss the history of marijuana policy in Colorado and the expected and unexpected effects of increased marijuana availability. Other states considering marijuana policy liberalization may learn from the experiences in Colorado.

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