Marijuana and Teen Brains

Marijuana is legal- but is it safe?  Here’s a report from National Public Radio about the effects of marijuana and teen brains. The bottom line: “it’s a mistake for teenagers to use cannabis. It’s the absolute worst time  because the mind-altering drug can disrupt development. Think of the teen years, she says, as the last golden opportunity to make the brain as healthy and smart as possible.”

Curious to learn more?  Read or listen to the story here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/02/25/282631913/marijuana-may-hurt-the-developing-teen-brain

The teenage years are the last golden opportunity to build a healthy brain, researchers say. So smoking pot might not be so smart.

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