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Addiction and Substance Abuse

Cancer

01/24/2008

Question:

Does smoking pot give you cancer, and also does it stunt height growth?

Answer:

Marijuana smoke is definitely a carcinogen.....just one of many good reasons not to smoke this very addictive, dangerous drug. As far as I know, smoking marijuana does not stunt growth. However, if you smoke a lot of marijuana, you probably won't care how tall or short you are. There is no good reason to smoke marijuana.

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Response by:

Peter D Rogers, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University