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According to the CDC, marijuana, known by names such as weed or pot, refers to dried parts of the cannabis plant that contain over 100 chemical compounds, most notably THC. THC is the compound most associated with the "high" that is associated with marijuana use, due to its impairing and mind-altering effects. Another compound present in cannabis is CBD, but CBD does not lead to mental impairment or the same "high" effect. Some of the most common ways to use marijuana include smoking, vaping, and infusing into foods or drinks.

Potential Health Effects of Marijuana Use

Marijuana use may lead to unexpected or unwanted side effects. Some include:

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Please contact Sabrina Owens at or 877-366-7593 ext. 103 for more information on education and resources regarding marijuana in our community. 

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