Weeds in the Brain

marijuana

Marijuana is a hot topic is these days…to legalize or not. So much energy and money and time and emotion put into it. I hope there is no debate about marijuana and its effects on the growing teenage brain. We adults, unfortunately, have the brain we're going to have and it may even start to deteriorate in the 40s. But the teenage brain continues to grow and develop into the mid 20s. Research suggests that marijuana could change…actually change the shape of the part of the brain that controls memory. "The memory processes that appear to be affected by cannabis are ones that we use every day to solve common problems and to sustain our relationships with friends and family." I won't comment on the hot debate over the legalization of marijuana. BUT… as we adults, with our deteriorating brains, legalize, accept, and mainstream marijuana for recreational use we make it more acceptable for our teens to use recreationally. They have much more brain to lose!!