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As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I wrote something that I give to all parents about 6 months ago. The data is persuasive that marijuana is toxic to the developing adolescent brain,far more so than adult brains, perhaps irreversibly so. Marijuana is used more widely by youngsters in the US than alcohol. Don't get caught up in the weeds - pun intended - of specific cannabadiols - we are talking about ingesting some product that has all or most of the plants cannabadiols, which is what virtually all recreational use by adolescents consists of. I see too many that are being introduced to use by parents, and I see many who started at less than 10 years of age. We are in a slow-motion public health epidemic.
Michael C Stevens,M.D.
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