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Avoid using medical marijuana to treat sleep apnea

Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Credit: The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, according …

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