Marijuana Has Long Term Effects When Used As A Teen

Cannabis use is now reported to have previously unknown effects on a teen's brain. According to a study recently published in the “American Journal of Psychiatry,” the effects are both long and short term.

Researchers say steady use of cannabis through a person's teen years affects problem solving, long-term memory and short-term memory manipulation. Most concerning for the researchers is the finding that there is also the possibility of a serious effect on a young person's brain that keeps them from controlling impulses.

In other words, scientists say, that these people are at greater risk of succumbing to substance abuse later in life.

Source: USA Today

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