It is true that our brain continues to develop during adolescence at that time, but many young people start smoking or tasting marijuana. Many defenders of herbal medicines claim that it is "friendly" and do not suffer from the harmful effects of other drugs (such as alcohol or cocaine), but recent studies have shown that they cannibalize for a month and improve their memory.
According to the study conducted by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), this improvement was measured in terms of memory, a key element in the youth's learning process.
So, how does memory relate to marijuana use?
This study was published in the Journal of Clinic Psychiatry and is one of the earliest studies to track cognitive function changes and evolution as medicinal herbs are discontinued over time.
"Our findings provide two solid proofs," says Randi Schuster, director of Neuropsychology at MGH's Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. 88 participants from 16 to 25 years old from Boston, USA, used cannabis at least once a week.
The researchers compared weekly cognitive abilities between young groups that agreed to use cannabis. After cognitive testing in participants' memories, the ability to learn and remember new information improved only among those who did not take herbal medicine.
Why does marijuana hinder learning?
Teens learn much better when they do not use marijuana. Also, some of the deficiencies associated with marijuana use are not permanent. In fact, when cannabis is discontinued, they improve very quickly.
Survey shows that at least in the United States, teenage grass consumption is common, with more than 13% of middle and high school students being regular users.
It is important for adolescents to prolong the use of hemp. This is especially so in the area of this organ, which is susceptible to this drug because it is an important period of cerebral maturation.
And it is not the only study …
In 2016, the same research team found that marijuana users under the age of 16 had difficulty learning and processing new information, unlike those that were not observed in 17 year old consumers.
In the case of the most recent study, this is the first person to decide to improve cognition when leaving hemp, but this improvement can be detected during abstinence.
Schuster, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, said, "There is a lot of open questions to be asked, including whether the cannabis can continue to improve while the attention and the memory improve.
Obviously, if you are at a crucial time to develop your brain and your body, the best thing to recommend is not drugs or substances your brain does not produce, but if you want to get pure heat, you already know.