Marijuana and the Brain
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 671 , Segment 4
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- Oct 30, 2017 11:00 pm
- 15:32 mins
Guest: Jeff Edwards, PhD, Associate Professor in Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology, Associate Director of the Brigham Young University Neuroscience Center, BYU According to the National Institutes of Health, 70 percent of high school seniors don’t believe that smoking marijuana is dangerous. But researchers suspect that marijuana might permanently alter brain function in adolescents, essentially hard-wiring a teenage brain for addiction later in life. On a cellular level, the high from marijuana is more complicated than we used to think, according to new research out of BYU.