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Comparing cannabis with tobacco: Services are needed for acute and chronic effects of cannabis

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:165
  1. Roy Robertson (, general practitioner principal
  1. Muirhouse Medical Group, Edinburgh EH4 4PL

    EDITOR—Henry et al draw attention to the damaging effects of cannabis and the potential problems likely to emerge from its increasing use.1

    There are many aspects to this debate, not least the inevitability of the progress to further use, although other countries have shown this to peak in young people and to deteriorate subsequently. It is also, like most addiction problems, …

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