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Researchers Explore How Adolescent Chronic Cannabis Use Could Affect Adult Memory

Researchers Explore How Adolescent Chronic Cannabis Use Could Affect Adult Memory

Does using marijuana as a teen pose a risk to the brain? The question has been asked and studied by scientists for years, generating a range of opinions.

Recent research in mice by 2008 BBRF Independent Investigator Mikhail Pletnikov, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues suggests how youthful cannabis use may interact with an underlying genetic predisposition to cause cognitive impairments later in life in some users.