Join us on Tuesday, September 13 as Dr. Bertha Madras, Professor of Psychobiology, Harvard Medical School; one of the country's foremost experts on marijuana research and its effects on the teenage brain shares the latest information with parents, teens, and community members.
The growing debate on the legalization of marijuana has contributed to the belief that marijuana is harmless. However, current research documents the risks of marijuana use by youth are grave. As youth, parents, educators, and community members, it is important to understand the implications of marijuana use during childhood and adolescence on brain development.
Dr. Madras will answer questions & concerns parents including: 1) Can occasional use lead to marijuana addiction? 2) How does it impact college readiness? 3) How does it alter your student's developing brain? 4) Is it a gateway to other potentially deadly drugs? 6) Can it increase your teen's risk of anxiety and depression?