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When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

Summary by Dr. Joseph Mercola

A new study shows that verbal learning and memory in adolescents improve when they give up marijuana for just a week. Since a National Institutes of Health survey indicates that more than 14 percent of middle and high school students use pot, these numbers should be considered when legalization of marijuana discussions occur, NPR asserts. Researchers blame THC — the active ingredient in marijuana — for the cognitive dysfunction that adolescents experience when using the drug....

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