Monday, April 11, 2016
Marijuana's Effect On The Brain
This article starts off by explaining how marijuana strains of today's generation is nothing like the strains that were available 45 years ago. And some parents whose kids smoke treat it as if it weren't a problem and just a rite of passage for teens in high school. But what most parents don't realize is since the strength of the strains are a lot stronger(Up to 10 times the amount of THC) and the teenage brain is still in the process of fully developing substance abuse like marijuana can severely affect the development in a negative way. Studies have shown that teens who abuse marijuana tend to develop mental issues like Depression and Anxiety. Not only that but teens in their later age are at a higher risk of developing schizophrenia. Teens who abuse this drug are warned that the use of drugs like this should stop in order to eliminate the chance of developing mental issues later in life.
I agree with this article and believe that teenagers who are currently abusing this drug should think twice about the pros and cons and realize that the cons heavily outweigh the pros. What a lot of teens don't realize is that they are putting so much at risk by doing this and in the long run its going to ruin their life. Teachers are noticing these things too, its reflected with the performance of many students in class with grades dropping and productivity slowing down. Its obvious that its a bad thing but no one really cares so it doesn't seem there will be a resolve any time soon unless the teens themselves try and turn things around.
Do you notice anything like this around school? Do you think there will be a solution to this? If so what might be the resolve?