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what're the dangers of smoking marijuana during adolescence?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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.
Dr. Julia Stanford
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.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt commented
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
New study stated using marijuana before age 18 associated with lower IQ vs individuals that did not use marijuana before age 18
Aug 28, 2012

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