Teen Drug Abuse Statistics

In 2013, more high school seniors regularly used marijuana than cigarettes as 22.7% smoked pot in the last month.

Like any drug marijuana can have serious effects on the developing mind. One of the most crucial ingredients found in pot is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol also known as THC. When smoked this ingredient attaches itself to receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. These cells or neurons are a part of a network within the brain that communicates normal brain functions and brain development.

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