Why not pot? Marijuana and the teen brain

COMMUNITY FORUM REPORT

Why not pot? Marijuana and the teen brain

March 27, 2012 — Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug among today’s young people, and in Brookline, marijuana use is on the rise. This is fueled in part by the decriminalization of marijuana in Massachusetts and the misperception that marijuana is harmless. Keynote speaker Yasmin Mashhoon, PhD, of Harvard University and McLean Hospital, outlined how marijuana impacts the developing adolescent brain. Other panelists shared stories of dependence and recovery. Hosted by B-CASA at BHS. Further information at the Brookline Parent Education Network.

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