Does Cannabis Legalization Increase Teen Marijuana Usage?
Studies show that a teen’s prefrontal cortex is not fully developed during high school years. Rafael Castillo
So, what is the prefrontal cortex? Well, it’s a part of the brain that is right behind your forehead and acts as the CEO of the mind. It is responsible for all sorts of things including memory, planning, organization and mood. As it forms, teenagers will naturally become better at reasoning, impulse control and judging the safety of situations. Ultimately, while cannabis is rather safe, the overall situation may not be and a teen’s brain may or may not process this; a nightmare parent scenario.
Additionally, a teen is more susceptible to addiction than an adult. While it’s shown that cannabis itself is not addictive, behaviors are
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