Developing Brain

The rational part of the teenage brain--responsible for decision making and awareness of consequences-- is not finishing developing until age 25. Until then, using marijuana can have damaging effects on young people.


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Teens who use marijuana regularly ARE MORE LIKELY TO DROP OUT of high school.


Marijuana has negative long-term effects on

  • ATTENTION

  • MEMORY

  • MOTIVATION

  • LEARNING

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Adults smokers who smoked marijuana regularly in their teens DROPPED 6-8 IQ POINTS.


Teen Marijuana use can cause lasting CHANGES TO THE REWARD SYSTEM IN THE BRAIN.

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