Panel provides guidelines for safe cannabis use – The Globe and Mail

How do you minimize the health impacts of marijuana in a country where it is legal to smoke – or otherwise consume – the drug?As Canada approaches full legalization on July 1, 2018, a blue-ribbon panel of experts has provided an evidence-based answer to that thorny question and, on Friday, they will release a set of “lower-risk cannabis-use guidelines.”The research, published in the American Journal of Public Health, is essentially a list of practical tips for current and potential marijuana smokers.The guidelines begin with the statement that the health risks of cannabis – including impairment, pulmonary damage and neurological impacts – are most easily avoided by abstaining.

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