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A roundtable of scientists discuss ongoing research on the effects and potential applications of marijuana for adolescents in the United States.
  • Science Friday
  • 29 min
New research reported in the journal Psychological Medicine, concludes that continued use of cannabis causes violent behavior as a direct result of changes in brain function that are caused by smoking marijuana over many years.
A neuroscientist reveals the surprising — and far-reaching — effects of marijuana on the developing brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Marijuana use is legal in many states for medical purposes, most of them dealing with neurological conditions (pain, epilepsy, tremor, multiple sclerosis, and many others). From the perspective of a neuroscientist researcher, the situation with respect to “medical marijuana” is absurd.
How does marijuana affect the brain? Travel to Amsterdam with this video and learn how THC affects brain function, impacting both short-term memory and motor control.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Marijuana distorts perception and alters the sense of time, space, and self. Researchers have made some progress in uncovering the reasons for these responses.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Teaching packets for teachers, aimed at secondary school students. Learn how the brain's reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opiates (heroine), or marijuana.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse created this website to educate 11 to 15 year-olds — as well as their parents and teachers — on the science behind drug abuse.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse