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One Joint May Be All It Takes To Change The Structure Of The Teenage Brain

Teens today are smoking less and drinking less than they used to – but they are using cannabis more. A little under 35 percent of American tenth graders have tried it at least once as it increasingly becomes their first drug of choice.  While there are countless studies examining the effect of cannabis on the teenage brain (to mixed results), very few have considered potential ramifications of low-level use. That is something researchers at the University of Vermont (UVM) want to change and so they started by looking at structural changes to the brain in teens after just one or two smokes. The study was published in The Journal of Neuroscience.  Read more...

 

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