ERIC Number: EJ624516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Effects of Marijuana on the Lung and Its Defenses against Infection and Cancer.
Tashkin, Donald P.
School Psychology International, v20 n1 p23-37 Feb 1999
Examines the many effects of marijuana use on the lungs. States that patients with pre-existing immune deficits are particularly vulnerable to marijuana-related pulmonary infections. However, warns that habitual use of marijuana may lead to respiratory cancer must await epidemiological studies, which are now possible since 30 years have passed from the first widespread use of marijuana. (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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