A 38-year-old member asked:
what're the dangers of smoking marijuana during adolescence?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Lots of problems: Smoking causes cancer. Marijuana not healthy for psych reasons also. Can cause weight gain and psychological dependence. Also social problems. Decreased testosterone in boys.
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Many issues: Certainly marijuana use can interfere with hormonal development and brain development. However, in my opinion, the biggest risk is that teens who smoke pot often move on to more significant drug use with other illicit drugs. There is also a higher risk of death/injury due to accidents.
Last updated Sep 25, 2013
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