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Explains to young teens how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment.

NIH Pub Number: 06-3859
Published: January 1997
Revised: August 2014
Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse

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NIDA. (2014, August 12). Marijuana. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/mind-over-matter/marijuana

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Invites young teens to take a scientific journey to learn about the brain’s complex responses to specific drugs, including cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, marijuana, nicotine, opiates, prescription drugs, and steroids.

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