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Marijuana Doesn’t Seem to Harm the Kidneys

By Robert Preidt

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As marijuana use has increased in the United States in recent years, medical experts and users alike have wondered about its health effects.

Now, a new study finds there’s no link between marijuana use and kidney disease — at least among younger people who use the drug in moderation.

“Our research provides some reassuring evidence suggesting that there is no detrimental effect of infrequent, relatively light use of marijuana on kidneyfunction among healthy adults under age 60,” said lead investigator Dr. Murray Mittleman. He’s a professor of epidemiology at Harvard University’s School of Public Health and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Read more at WebMD

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