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Research shows negative effect marijuana has on development of teens

posted Jun 13, 2016, 2:51 PM by UWM Brain Lab   [ updated Jun 13, 2016, 3:27 PM ]
Dr. Lisdahl was interviewed on WISCtv!

Krista Lisdahl has been analyzing brain scans of 200 teens and young adults trying to determine the impact of smoking marijuana on a regular basis. 

"What we see is that increased marijuana use, especially daily use, is associated with cognitive problems like slowed processing speed, poor complex attentions. They can memorize a phone number and things like that, but sustaining their attention over time is more difficult and there are also memory problems," said Lisdahl, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  

Click here to watch the full interview.