LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA USE
While some cannabis supporters say the use of the drug may curb anxiety and depression, recent data shows when young people vape cannabis, they continue to report similar levels of anxiety and depression.
A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease examined blood flow to the brain, and it found that heavy marijuana users consistently have lower-than-normal blood flow levels than non-users. That puts them at risk for insufficient oxygen levels in the brain, which can lead to acute harmful health effects.
Marijuana is often cited as the first drug people use, and they often use it while still young. New research suggests adolescents are three times more likely to succumb to cannabis addiction...
Even as marijuana legalization continues to advance across the U.S., there is an accumulation of evidence that marijuana is harmful, (possibly permanently damaging), for youths. What must be done to protect adolescents from a drug that is detrimental to them, one that is becoming easier to obtain?