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On Nov. 30, some 200 people attended McGill’s academic conference on the imminent legalization of cannabis for recreational purposes. “Cannabis is not crack, but it’s not lettuce,” Dr. Marco Leyton, a Dept. of Psychiatry neuroscientist, told the audience during one session. Dr. Leyton, who is also a senior scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, said that while there are concerns over possible increase in addiction problems and in marijuana-related car accidents, some findings suggest cannabinoids might also reduce symptoms for people in opiate withdrawal and even help them quit. Read the article.