Canadian National Television - "Pot Use Presents Long-Term Danger To Teens' Brains, Study Suggests"

 – August 29, 2013  –– 

A new study suggests that smoking marijuana may not be as safe as many teen users seem to think it is. Co-author Dr. Yasmin Hurd, of New York's Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, says it’s important to continue research on marijuana dependency before governments begin relaxing rules on marijuana use. “Without such systematic, evidenced-based research to understand the long-term effects of cannabis on the developing brain, not only the legal status of cannabis will be determined on uncertain ground, but we will not be able to innovate effective treatments such as the medicinal use of cannabis plant components that might be beneficial for treating specific disorders," Hurd said. Learn more