Global One (G1)—Attention teens!
Do you smoke marijuana?
You may want to put it down and listen to this new study.
According to researchers the University of Montreal, getting high as a teen is very risky for the brain’s development.
There are reportedly “significant” negative effects on memory, problem-solving and the ability to stop quit if teens smoke pot.
The findings surprised researchers, who also discovered alcohol did not pose the same negative effects marijuana did after studying 4,000 teens over a four-year period.
Lead researcher Patricia Conrad said, “We initially suspected alcohol would have a bigger effect.”
They got the teens to participate the same way anyone would talk to a teen — promising not to tell their parents or teachers.
The biggest risk researchers found is using marijuana as a teen makes it more likely to become addicted to other substances.