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Ten years ago, recreational weed was hard to find outside of Colorado – one of the first U.S. states to legalize the consumption and sale of recreational marijuana, and a place still known for its connections to cannabis. Nowadays, marijuana dispensaries can be found across much of the United States, from the far reaches of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to storefronts in dry Las Vegas.

But the widespread use and sale of marijuana has hit something of a hiccup, as lawmakers deal with increasing concerns that marijuana may be correlated with a variety of negative health outcomes, Politico reports. Among the potential negative side effects: asthma, emphysema, and bronchiectasis.

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