More American Teens Risk Mental Defects, Addiction Due to Increased Marijuana Use
Last Updated: Wednesday July 28, 2021
(Christian Today, Jan. 2) As recreational marijuana is made more readily available in the United States, teens' risk for mental defects rise, doctors say. After a recent survey showed that more high school students were using marijuana daily than cigarettes, the health hazards of marijuana clearly hasn't been communicated as well as that of tobacco. Marijuana can greatly affect the development of the teen brain, and heavy use can cause schizophrenia and addiction. Before legalization in Colorado, 54 percent of teens perceived marijuana as harmful. After legalization, that number dropped to 34 percent. READ MORE.