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Health effects of pot use

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Before possible legalization, Vermont officials want to know what effect marijuana has on your health.

The Vermont Public Health Association held a free public meeting Thursday night at the UVM Medical Center's Davis Auditorium. At the event health officials discussed pot's potential health impacts and some argued it could lead to problems.

"Strong base of evidence to connect it to impaired driving. There's a strong base of evidence that shows early intake, younger intake of marijuana use is definitely associated with long-term addiction and substance abuse," said Heidi Klein, Vermont Public Health Association.

Organizers stressed the importance of policy makers knowing everything they can before heading into the legislative session.

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