Friday, April 18, 2014

Marijuana...long term effects?

Marijuana...medical use? recreational use? 
It's a topic we'll be hearing more of as states adopt relaxed legislation. When considering  decriminalization, a major concern is how will greater accessibility affect usage and consequences among teens? In the teen and young adult years the brain is still developing. Can substance use cause irreversible changes in brain chemistry? This recent study  published in the Journal of Neuroscience points to changes in regions of the brain affecting emotion and motivation.

1 comment:

  1. Nicole.lascurain@healthline.comNovember 1, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Hi Maggie,

    First off, I came across your site and wanted to say thanks for providing a great health resource to the community.

    I thought you might find this marijuana infographic interesting, as it allows readers to pick the side effect they want to learn more about: http://www.healthline.com/health/addiction/marijuana/effects-on-body

    Naturally, I’d be delighted if you share this embeddable graphic on http://maggiefronk.blogspot.com/2014/04/marijuana.html , and/or share it with your followers on social. Either way, keep up the great work Maggie!

    All the best,

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