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Cannabis / Marijuana Facts

Understand the facts about cannabis and how it can affect us physically, cognitively, and mentally.

In face of growing access to legal marijuana, it’s important to understand the inherent risks and misconceptions surrounding cannabis use. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

  • Approximately 1 in 10 people who use marijuana will become addicted.
  • For those who start before age 18, the rate of addiction rises to 1 in 6.

Hard Facts on Marijuana

Potency has risen steadily over the years and so have problematic physical and mental effects

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Learn more in our interviews below from media who sought out Caron's experts on about cannabis, its effects, and insights you can use.

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