• Question: Some people say marijuana is dangerous and others say it’s not. What’s the truth?

    Asked by hawk42pie to Sudhin, Sergio, Katie, Frances, Diarmuid, Aoife on 20 Nov 2019.
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      Aoife Campbell answered on 20 Nov 2019:

      This largely depends on the source of the marijuana and also the age of the individual taking it. There’s a lot of data showing that its not good to take it as a child/adolescent because it can effect the way in which your brain develops.

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      Katie Fala answered on 21 Nov 2019:

      I don’t think it’s healthy, but I don’t see the problem with medical grade marijuana being used as pain relief/symptom control if there is good evidence that it is effective and doesn’t cause untoward side effects. Afaik there is evidence of links between recreational use, especially if heavy and when you are young, and higher incidence of psychiatric conditions later in life. Overall I think more research is needed to understand the full truth.