Is Marijuana Worse for Teens Than Alcohol? New Study Says Yes.
We all know marijuana isn’t good for developing teen brains, but a new study suggests it may be worse than we thought.
The BBC reports:
Teenagers using cannabis are causing long-lasting damage to their developing brains, a Canadian study suggests.
It found the impact on thinking skills, memory and behaviour was worse than that of teenage drinking.
The researchers, from the University of Montreal, urged teenagers to delay their use of cannabis for as long as they felt able.
The researchers analyzed 3,826 teenagers aged 12 to 15, gauging their cognitive performance after use of drugs and alcohol. Both cannabis and alcohol impaired functioning abilities. But cannabis had a particularly harmful effect, especially on inhibitory control which plays a role in future addiction.