Marijuana use Affects the Developing Brain…

Regular heavy marijuana use by teens can lead to an IQ drop of up to 8 points. Heavy use is linked to lower grades and exam scores, less likely to enroll in college, less likely to graduate from high school or college, lower satisfaction with life, more likely to earn a lower income, and more likely to be unemployed. (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Heavy use during adolescence is associated with increased incidence and worsened course of psychotic, mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders across the lifespan. (AACAP)