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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is worse for a teenagers brain, marijuana or alcohol?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Both are bad: There appears to be both cognitive and emotional problems with use of marijuana on a consistent basis. Alcohol abuse is well known to cause a full constellation of disasters. Minimal use of either is likely relatively safe. There is no head to head safety study. Would avoid both until brain is fully developed, about age 25 or 26, myelination of sub frontal cortex.
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Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes commented
Pediatrics 38 years experience
It's like asking if it's better to die in a fire or drowning. Both are bad and suck....so neither is correct answer here
Jan 1, 2021
Last updated Jan 1, 2021


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