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The Cannabis Question

As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA explores its little-known risks and benefits.

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NOVA investigates the story of cannabis from the criminalization that has disproportionately harmed communities of color to the latest medical understanding of the plant. What risks does cannabis pose to the developing brain? How much do we know about its potential medical benefits? As cannabis becomes socially accepted, scientists are exploring its long-term health consequences. (Premiered September 29, 2021)

Check out a previously recorded panel discussion and audience Q&A featuring experts and producers from "The Cannabis Question" here.

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Major funding for "The Cannabis Question" and the Science & Society Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and others. Funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.