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Potheads end up in ER more!

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✚ RECREATION­AL pot use is linked to a higher risk of emergency room visits and hospitaliz­ation, researcher­s say. A team from the University of Toronto reviewed six years of health records from nearly 30,000 people aged 12 to 65 and found those who regularly consumed cannabis were 22 percent more likely than nonusers to require hospital care.

The study’s lead author, Dr. Nicholas Vozoris, says physical bodily injury and respirator­y issues accounted for 29 percent of cases needing treatment.

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