Friday, July 26, 2013

Marijuana affects the teen brain differently than the adult brain

From the University of Maryland School of Medicine:

Regular marijuana use in adolescence, but not adulthood, may permanently impair brain function and cognition, and may increase the risk of developing serious psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, according to a recent preclinical study.  Researchers hope that the study, published in Neuropsychopharmacology — a publication of the journal Nature – will help to shed light on the potential long-term effects of marijuana use among adolescents.

The video below provides a summary of the study findings.

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