Pot studies suggest regular use is bad for teen brains

Pot studies suggest regular use is bad for teen brains

Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY 7 a.m. PDT August 9, 2014

A close look at the under-25 age group shows cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased IQ among those who regularly smoke pot — defined as at least once a week.

WASHINGTON — Teenagers and young adults who frequently use marijuana may be hurting their brainpower, according to studies about pot and adolescence presented today at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention.

A close look at the under-25 age group shows cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased IQ among those who regularly smoke pot, defined as at least once a week, says Krista Lisdahl, director of the brain-imaging and neuropsychology lab at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/09/marijuana-teens-brains/13802545/






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