Heavy Marijuana Use May Damage Developing Brain In Teens, Young Adults
ScienceDaily - February 3, 2009
Adolescents and young adults who are heavy users of marijuana are more likely than non-users to have disrupted brain development, according to a new study.
Pediatric researchers found abnormalities in areas of the brain that interconnect brain regions involved in memory, attention, decision-making, language and executive functioning skills. The findings are of particular concern because adolescence is a crucial period for brain development and maturation.