“Which is worse for you, alcohol or pot?” With the increasing trend toward legalizing marijuana, this is a question that is foremost in the minds of a lot of teens right now, and it is critical that parents and educators understand a few important things before they try to respond. Most responses miss the real issue: the difference between the adult brain and the … [Read more...] about What Every Parent Needs to Understand About Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain
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Does smoking pot make you stupid? New research suggests that lighting up joints on a regular basis may lower a person's IQ... for life. A recently published study out of New Zealand has been following 1,037 for the past 25 years. The subjects of the study were issued IQ tests at age 13 and again at age 38. Throughout the study, participants were surveyed about their … [Read more...] about New Study Proves Pot Lowers IQ Points
Is it ok to give a seven-year-old medical marijuana? Mykayla Comstock is a little girl from Oregon who suffers from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She's also one of the youngest cancer patients authorized to use cannabis by the state. Her mother, Erin Purchase, gives her a gram of cannabis oil daily in pill form (so it's not like she's lighting up a joint...) to help combat the … [Read more...] about Should a Seven-Year-Old Cancer Patient Get Medical Marijuana?