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So far, more than half of all U.S. states have legalized marijuana for medical use, and eight (plus the District of Columbia) have legalized the drug for recreational use. Varieties of cannabis available today are more potent than ever and come in many forms, including oils and leaves that can be vaped, and lots of edibles, from brownies and cookies to candies — even cannabis gummy bears.

A report published Thursday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine analyzed more than 10,000 studies to see what could conclusively be said about the health effects of all this marijuana. And despite the drug’s increasing popularity — a recent survey suggests about 22 million American adults have used the drug in the last month — conclusive evidence about its positive and negative medical effects is hard to come by, the researchers say.

Marijuana’s Health Effects? Top Scientists Weigh In

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light explodes above you……….. i descend from the heavens in a cascade of glitter and feathers…….. i land gracefully at your feet………. i smile warmly and reassuringly…………… i open my mouth to speak as a harmonic chorus rings out behind me……….. i speak, at last……… “did you remember to take your meds today”

Seeing that *some people* on here had a problem with an ask I answered, here's a nice little disclaimer:

Do not ask me for medical advice or questions regarding medical procedures. I will not answer them. At all. I am not a doctor. I do not have a medical degree or background. I am not becoming liable for someone’s personal medical choices.

Also: Witchcraft. Does. Not. Solve. Everything.

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a friendly psa

hey as a note from a certified tumblr crazy person, if you are on meds and you wish to not be on those meds anymore

please do not go cold turkey

take it from me, who went cold turkey off a psych drug years ago instead of tapering off because i was never told how to Stop Taking A Med That Did Not Work For Me by my fuckstick of a psych at the time

short term i was mistaken for someone coming down off a nasty speed habit and treated very poorly by my peers indeed

long term, well

the phrase “permanent genital numbness” is involved, like

do not go cold turkey

thank you