Cannabis can leave teenagers three years behind their classmates, study finds

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Cannabis can affect teenagers so severely that they end up three years behind their classmates, study finds Results concluded from an investigation of 4,000 Canadian school children  Researchers found cannabis more toxic for youngsters’ brains than alcohol  Persistent use of the drug seriously affected basic reasoning skills

Regularly smoking cannabis can affect teenagers so severely that they end up three years behind their classmates in terms of brain development, a landmark study has found.

The results of the investigation, which involved almost 4,000 secondary school children in Canada, led researchers to conclude cannabis is more toxic for youngsters’ brains than alcohol.

Persistent use of the drug seriously affected basic reasoning skills – while it also had a disastrous effect on self-control, they found

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