The long-term effects of inhaled marijuana on human airways and lung parenchyma are unknown. It will be years before we fully understand the range and severity of lung injury related to this exposure. Although the inhalation of marijuana is not new, growing acceptance and legalization in many parts of the world have led to its increased use (1). Like all novel exposures, new medical treatments, or new imaging modalities, there is initially unwarranted optimism regarding their benefits and positive effects while underappreciating the negative consequences.
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