The Effects of Cannabis Use on the Development of Adolescents and Young Adults

This review summarizes evidence on the effects of cannabis use on the development of adolescents and young adults. The acute risks include psychiatric symptoms associated with the use of high THC products and motor vehicle accidents. Daily cannabis use during adolescence is associated with cannabis dependence and poor cognitive function, which may affect educational attainment and occupational choice. Daily use of highly potent cannabis is associated with more severe psychological symptoms, such as psychoses, mania, and suicidality.

by Wayne Hall, Janni Leung, and Michael Lynskey

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