Marijuana’s Effects on the Teenage Brain

To the Editor:

In “As More States Legalize Marijuana, Let’s Talk About Its Potential Risks” (The Upshot, May 8), Aaron E. Carroll offers valuable insights into the potential risks of smoking cannabis, and rightly calls for more research into both smoked and ingested products at a time when more states are moving toward legalization.

This research must include the effect of marijuana on the still developing adolescent brain, as prior studies have already indicated that pot can be harmful to neurodevelopment in teenagers.

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