Conclusions of the latest studies

Teens and Marijuana

Repeated marijuana use during adolescence may result in long-lasting changes in brain function that can jeopardize educational, professional, and social achievements.

New England Journal of Medicine, “Adverse Health Effects of Marijuana Use” N Engl J Med 2014;370:2219-27.

Health Effects of Cannabis

There is substantial evidence of a statistical association between cannabis use and:

• Increased risk of motor vehicle crashes

• The development of schizophrenia or other psychoses, with the highest risk among the most frequent users

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research, 2017

Daily Marijuana Use And Highly Potent Weed Linked To Psychosis: A new study published in March of 2019 in The Lancet Psychiatry shows that consuming pot on a daily basis and especially using high-potency cannabis increases the odds of having a psychotic episode later.

The Lancet – Psychiatry 2019

Legal But Not Safe

Frequent cannabis use has…been associated with an increased risk of:

• Suicide

• Depression

• Anxiety Disorders

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