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Marijuana Damages DNA And May Cause Cancer

Updated: May 11, 2023

Key findings:

1) Cannabis smoke has the potential to damage DNA and initiate the development of cancer.

2) "...because of its lower combustibility it contains 50% more carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons including naphthalene, benzanthracene, and benzopyrene, than tobacco smoke.”

3) There is "need for stringent regulation of the consumption of cannabis cigarettes."

Materials for article provided by American Chemical Society


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