As part of our educational outreach work at the Wellness Connection of Maine (WCM), we hear perspectives about cannabis from patients, health care workers, legislators and community members on all sides of the issue. I say “all sides” because, when it comes to cannabis, there’s no simple “pro” and “con.”
Even the most enthusiastic cannabis proponents will concede that there are some risks associated with its use, especially heavy use or that by youths; and even the most vocal opponents will agree that some benefits derive from responsible adults having safe, legal, regulated access to the plant. This holds true whether the conversation is limited to medicinal use, or whether it expands to include legalized adult use.
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