Smoke Gets in Your IQs –

Oct. 6, 2018 – The study found some of marijuana’s negative effects were short-term, while others were lasting. A particularly troubling finding: Young cannabis users may cause long-term damage to a brain function associated with substance abuse. When studying response inhibition — that’s an individual’s ability to change their actions to help meet a goal — researchers found that teens using marijuana caused long-term damage to their brains. Conrod said that finding may help explain a previously “perplexing” phenomenon: Young cannabis users have been shown to be at a greater risk for addiction later in life.

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