Attitudes about weed are changing. Laws have changed with them. But what we know about weed is changing, too. And for users under the age of 25, what studies are finding isn’t good.Here are resources to help your kids, and others across Arizona.
Save The Brains
Weed affects kids’ mental health and well-being.
Studies show marijuana causes physical changes in the brain, and those changes are linked to decreases in academic achievement and athletic performance; as well as increases in depression and anxiety. Learn more about recent science concerning kids and cannabis.
Using cannabis under age 25 changes neural pathways related to learning.
THC, the main chemical in marijuana, mimics natural brain chemicals that growing minds need to develop properly, affecting kids’ quality of life as adults. Now that weed is more widely available, it’s time for a conversation about trying it at a young age.
Here's how much times have changed.
The amount of THC in commonly grown cannabis plants tripled between 1995 and 2014. And today you’ll see vape pens, waxes, resins and edibles that are easy to hide and may contain 75% THC or more.
“Grass.” “Weed.” “Pot.” The most familiar form is actually the dried flowers of the plant. Known by many names, used in many ways.
In replaceable cartridges or disposable “pens,” oil extracted from cannabis plants is heated, producing a mild-smelling vapor.
This super-concentrated form of marijuana is also known by resin, badder, and other names. Small amounts pack a lot of THC.