05 Nov Pot and Your Brain
It has long been known that young people who smoke marijuana early and often are more likely to have learning and mental health problems. Today’s higher potency marijuana may mean that these effects are worsened. Addiction may be accelerated, and there are potentially higher risks of paranoia and psychosis. The New York Times also reports that a study released in 2012 showed that teenagers who were found to be dependent on pot before age 18 and who continued using it into adulthood lost an average of eight I.Q. points by age 38. Read more here.