Truth #1: Your brain is important

Truth #2: Marijuana affects growing brains, in ways you wont like. Permanently.

Here’s how it all works:

alterations

The active ingredient in marijuana “THC” interferes with normal brain function and adversely affects adolescent brain development. Developing brains are at greater risk for substance use addiction because marijuana alters the brain’s reward system. 

consequences 

Long term use can cause permanent damage to the hippocampus leading to memory and cognitive damage. Using marijuana impacts the prefrontal cortex, worsens depression and can lead to more serious mental health issues later in life.

Percentage OF WINDHAM COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS STATED THEY RODE WITH A DRIVER WHO HAD BEEN USING MARIJUANA IN THE PAST 30 DAYS:

25%

Percentage OF WINDHAM COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS HAVE USED MARIJUANA AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES:

59%

Percentage OF WINDHAM COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE USED MARIJUANA IN THE PAST 30 DAYS:

27%

Percentage OF WINDHAM COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CURRENTLY SMOKING MARIJUANA STATED THEY SMOKE 10 OR MORE TIMES IN THE PAST MONTH.

41%

But Marijuana is now legal in vermont, so it must be safer?

Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands, Japan Tobacco International, and China Tobacco spent most of the last century tell you that their tobacco products had no adverse effect. In the earliest days of mass-marketing cigarettes doctors were proscribing them to help people with respiratory issues.  They lied about tobacco’s effects, affecting international health crisis; rampant drug addiction and the general fomentation of misery.   

Now they’re gearing up to do it again.

But Marijuana

has medicinal effects!

Not for kids. 

But wait, there’s more:

Adolescent brain development continues until about age 25. Using marijuana before age 25 affects brain development and puts youth at greater risk for dependency later in life. 

Take a moment to examine those risks before committing your brain to a life-long chemistry experiment.