Health Behaviors and Social Determinants of Health

Youth Marijuana Use (7-12 grades)

8.4%2019

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Story Behind the Curve

Marijuana and the teen brain

Unlike adults, the teen brain is actively developing and often will not be fully developed until the mid 20s. Marijuana use during this period may harm the developing teen brain.

Negative effects include:

  • Difficulty thinking and problem solving.
  • Problems with memory and learning.
  • Impaired coordination.
  • Difficulty maintaining attention.
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