Straight talk about the drug’s effects on the developing brain
With Michigan and other states legalizing recreational marijuana, teenagers may be led to believe this widely used drug is safe, natural and nonaddictive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 38% of high school students report having used marijuana. Is your teen or a teen you know among them?
Our September Family Forum will shed light on the negative impact of marijuana, or cannabis, on teens and adolescents. Guest speaker Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., FASAM, will discuss how marijuana use can affect the developing brain — often with harmful and long-lasting consequences to a teen’s health and well-being.
Join us as Dr. Christensen — clinical associate professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine and medical director of Dawn Farm and Michigan Health Professional Recovery Program — shares important research showing:
• Marijuana’s potential to become addictive and affect IQ, especially when use
begins in early adolescence
• The increasing potency of THC and CBD in marijuana products
• The signs and ramifications of cannabis use disorder
• Marijuana’s association with increased accidents and injuries
• The correlation between cannabis and opioid use/mortality