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Marijuana Use in Teens: Shifting through the Weeds
Presented by: Anju Sawni, MD, FAAP, FSAHM

Marijuana is the most commonly used psychotropic drug in the United States, after alcohol. According to the National Institute for Drug Use - Monitoring the Future survey, rates of past year marijuana use among middle and high school students have remained steady, but the number of teens in 8th and 10th grades who say they use it daily has increased. In particular with the legalization of Marijuana both for medical purposes as well as for recreation use in the USA, teens are exposed to more marijuana and current substance use trends show that marijuana use is increasing especially among teens. Teens do not see marijuana as a 'harmful' drug. Marijuana also affects brain development. Research shows that marijuana use in teens may impair thinking, memory, and learning functions and affect the brain's neuronal connections between the areas necessary for these functions thus marijuana may have a negative effect on the developing teen brain and can be harmful.

Sep 9, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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