Your brain continues to develop through your teens until you are about 25.
Research shows that using cannabis can change the way your brain develops.
The younger someone is when they start using cannabis and the more often they use it, the higher the possibility that they will experience harms. This could include problems with attention, memory and ability to learn.
Early and frequent use increases the chance of addiction.
For more information, please see:
- NWT Cannabis and Health Webinar (Presented by Dr. Rebecca Haines-Saah, University of Calgary)
- Cannabis and the Teenage Brain (Video)