This file, part of the National Institute of Drug Abuse’s Research Report Series, discusses marijuana abuse, its effects on the brain, health consequences, and more.
A profile of marijuana from the University of Maryland Center for Substance Abuse Research.
Support Groups – 12 Step
Marijuana Is Gateway Drug for Two Debates (Kershaw, Sarah and Cathcart, Rebecca, The New York Times 7/17/09)
The marijuana of today can be more potent than it was in the 1970’s, but is it really anything to worry about?
Marijuana Smokers Who Start Early Are at Greatest Risk, Study Finds (Rabin, Roni Caryn, The New York Times, 11/15/10)
Researchers at McLean Hospital found that young adults who started using the drug regularly in their early teens performed significantly worse on cognitive tests assessing brain function than did subjects who were at least 16 when they started smoking.