JOURNAL ARTICLE
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Marijuana and the Pediatric Population

Sadhana Dharmapuri, Kathleen Miller, Jonathan D Klein
Pediatrics 2020, 146 (2)
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Cannabinoids, the psychoactive compounds in marijuana, are one of the most commonly used substances in the United States. In this review, we summarize the impact of marijuana on child and adolescent health and discuss the implications of marijuana use for pediatric practice. We review the changing epidemiology of cannabis use and provide an update on medical use, routes of administration, synthetic marijuana and other novel products, the effect of cannabis on the developing brain, other health and social consequences of use, and issues related to marijuana legalization.

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