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How could cannabis alter the teenage brain?
When a teenager smokes cannabis are they permanently damaging their brain and dulling their intellect for a lifetime?
The dangers of smoking cannabis, and the potential health benefits, have been a source of controversy for many years. The latest study on the drug suggested heavy and prolonged cannabis smoking as a teenager resulted in a permanently lower IQ.
But how could cannabis have this effect on the brain and why might teenagers be particularly susceptible?