Below is some information to consider. This week the “Points to Ponder” refer to marijuana, and in particular, some of the effects of marijuana use on our young people’s developing brains. The brains of young people are not fully formed until they are in their 20’s. Research is telling us it’s imperative that we do everything we can to prevent our youth from permanent damage caused by marijuana use. You may want to consider the study below.
Study Finds Even Casual Marijuana Use Changes the Brain
Heavy marijuana use has been linked with impaired motivation, attention, learning and memory, but common beliefs maintain that casual use of the drug does not result in any negative outcomes. Now, a new study suggests young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week have altered areas of the brain involved in emotion and motivation. The study was reported in Medical News Today. Read More
As always, I’m interested in what you think about this topic. Do feel free to send me your ideas!
Thank you for all you do to help our communities be safer, healthier, and easier places for kids to grow up free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, too!