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Marijuana and the Teenage Brain

by pbenton
Last updated 7 years ago

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Marijuana and the Teenage Brain

Oneil, Daniel X. Marijuana -- Is It Holding You Back? 2008. Photograph. New York City. New York Department of Health And Services. 03 Dec. 2008. Web. 23 May 2011. <http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/public/dohmhnews7-11.pdf

Bosner, Kevin. Marijuana-brain. 2010. Photograph. How Stuff Works. 21 Nov. 2010. Web. 23 May 2011. <http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/drugs-alcohol/marijuana3.htm

Adolescents who use marijuana at an early age are at an increased risk for schizophrenia later in life :(

YOUR BRAIN ON POT!!

Brain_of_marijuana_user.jpg. 2009. Photograph. Web. 23 May 2011. <http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/12003.php?from=129931>.

THe chemical found in marijuana is called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

It affects your coordination, memory, judgement, and perception

These parts of the brain are affected

Long lasting effects on brain development.


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