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Marijuana causes long-lasting damage to teen brains

New research released this month in the American Journal of Psychiatry has found that marijuana causes long-lasting damage to an adolescent’s developing brain. Drug and alcohol use during adolescence has always been a health concern because the human brain continues to develop into young adulthood. Drugs have been proven to cause problems with learning, attention, decision-making, and academic performance. This

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Marijuana Legalization Likely to Increase Teen Use

Twenty states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing marijuana for some medical purposes, and two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Whether you live in these states or not, the implications of these laws are far reaching. Researchers at New York University’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research surveyed almost 10,000 high

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