A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry is claiming that cannabis affects teenage brains worse than alcohol. Teenage cannabis use has never exactly been endorsed; where legal, buyers must be over 19 or 21 years of age depending on the jurisdiction.
But when teenagers do use cannabis, the study deems it worse than alcohol.
Teenage Cannabis Use
The Canadian study was conducted on over 3,800 teens and shows that the developing brain is vulnerable to cannabis use, with over-exposure leading to impaired cognition.
There are lasting effects including issues with memory and the ability to reason. As such, cannabis is thought to be ‘more toxic’ for a teenager’s brain than alcohol.