Scientific quality of health-related articles in specialty marijuana and general newspapers in San Francisco

10/25/18–Recreational marijuana is being legalized in states across the USA, and the public relies on popular media for health information about the drug. An assessment was performed on the accuracy of reporting on health effects of marijuana use in GreenState, a specialty publication on marijuana published by the San Francisco Chronicle and the main newspaper using the Index of Scientific Quality for Health Related News Reports. Seventeen GreenState articles and four San Francisco Chronicle articles were identified for analysis. Read