It’s a hazy topic. As the federalgovernment gets ready to make cannabislegal in October 2018, more and morepeople see the drug as harmless andeven beneficial.
Not neuroscientists such as DianaDow-Edwards. The 2015-2016distinguished research chair in BrainScience, and Child and Family Healthand Wellness with the Fulbright Canada-Palix Foundation says research clearlyshows a downside to marijuana use.Specifically, it can lower a person’sIQ, lead to mental illness and causeabnormal responses to stress. Theseeffects can vary, but are most pronouncedin teens who are heavy users of the drugand its synthetic versions such as K2 andspice.
“The effects of stimulating the brain’sreceptors for marijuana are different ina younger individual than they are inan older individual because the brain isstill developing,” says Dow-Edwards,who is based at State University of New
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