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Teen Marijuana Use Not Harmful?

Using marijuana during adolescence does not appear to increase the risk for later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a new study, which flies in the face of some prior research.

“What we found was a little surprising,” lead researcher Jordan Bechtold, PhD, a psychology research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, in Pennsylvania, said in a news release. “There were no differences in any of the mental or physical health outcomes that we measured regardless of the amount or frequency of marijuana used during adolescence.” Read more »

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