Regular marijuana use bad for teens’ brains
Frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young adults, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ, according to psychologists. “It needs to be emphasized that regular cannabis use, which we consider once a week, is not safe and may result in addiction and neurocognitive damage, especially in youth,” said one expert.
Source: Sciencedaily.com – Top Health News
Not many people know that marijuana is indeed harmful or impose deleterious effects on a developing teenagers brain. Why not? The brain stops growing when you reach 18 or 20, so technically, the brain of a teenager from 14-18 still has a higher chance of growing neurons, brain cells, and it will still continue to grow until such time that the person reaches adolescence. Marijuana may do wonders to ease one's physical pain, especially for those people who are battling cancer and the side effects of chemotherapy but it doesn't do wonders for a teenager's still developing brain. It stops new brain cells from developing, and it impedes with proper blood supply and oxygenation to the brain. You know very well what happens to a brain that's deprived of oxygen and blood supply right? Sure, you'll go lights out but the long-term damaging effects is tantamount and it can definitely affect a teenager's still developing cerebral functioning. So the next time your teenager asks you what marijuana is used for, you may want to sit down and educate them about the supposed uses of the plant derivative and its terrible effects to one's brain and body.