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Cannabis is the scientific name for the hemp plant. Its leaves and flowers—often called marijuana—contain a psychoactive (mind altering) resin that can affect how you feel, think and act. Like many drugs, there are both benefits and risks to using cannabis.


Visions article: Mending the Gaps

Engaging in meaningful dialogue with young people about cannabis Barbara M. Moffat, MSN, and Joy L. Johnson, PhD, RN, FCAHS Reprinted Read more

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