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You can become addicted to marijuana and the problem is increasing, says Pew Research
You can become addicted to marijuana and the problem is increasing, says Pew Research

Marijuana addiction isn’t a common topic of conversation among most groups, but according to a significant new study from Pew Research, the problem is only increasing. In the public health and medical communities, says Pew, it’s a “well-defined disorder” that includes ...

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