Marijuana and Youth Health

Dr. Christian Thurstone, left, an adolescent psychiatrist, gives instruction to a patient, who requested not to be identified, about a prescription at Denver Health

In our reporting on medical marijuana and schools, with Education News Colorado and Health Policy Solutions, we've interviewed dozens of students, many of whom have talked about marijuana's health benefits. We set out to find what the latest science says about teens and marijuana. What we discovered is disturbing: Permanent changes to the teen brain and a higher risk of addiction.

In the process, we also found the case of a 17-year-old with a rare condition treated by medical marijuana, but who is now completely isolated from his school because the drug isn't allowed there.

Read the last installment of the series here: Marijuana and Youth Health

Watch a video of Chaz Moore, the 17-year-old with a rare condition treated by medical marijuana, here: Medical Marijuana Dilemma

Find more coverage in this series at Health Policy Solutions' and Education News Colorado's websites

2 thoughts on “Marijuana and Youth Health

  1. omg with what as proof? how can you prove its from marijuana and not from some disorder he has? this article is too short and has no concrete proof of anything. sounds like grasping at straws to me

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