Impact on the Adolescent Brain


Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study – ongoing

Cannabis and the Adolescent Brain – Jan. 2020

Can neuroimaging connect specific brain structures and functions with suicidal thoughts and behaviors? Apr. 2020

College students using more pot in legal states; binge drinking less – Jan. 2020

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens – Updated Jul. 2020

Pediatric Chest Radiographic and CT Findings of Electronic Cigarette or Vaping Product Use–associated Lung Injury – Mar. 2020


A Deep Dive into Adolescent Development – June 2019

A Population-Based Analysis of the Relationship Between Substance Use and Adolescent Cognitive Development – Feb. 2019

Association of Cannabis Use in Adolescence and Risk of Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidality in Young Adulthood – Feb. 2019

Early, heavy, and chronic cannabis use does have substantive negative effects on the brain – Oct. 2019

Growing up high: Understanding the impacts of adolescent cannabis use on mental health and brain development – Aug. 2019

Growing Up High PDF – Jun. 2019

Impact of neuroimmune activation induced by alcohol or drug abuse on adolescent brain development – Oct. 2019

Is the Adolescent Brain at Greater Vulnerability to the Effects of Cannabis? A Narrative Review of the Evidence – August 2020

Longitudinal Alterations in Prefrontal Resting Brain Connectivity in Non-Treatment-Seeking Young Adults With Cannabis Use Disorder – July 2019

Marijuana use among adolescents is associated with deleterious alterations in mature BDNF – Jan. 2019


Adolescent neurocognitive development and impacts of substance use: Overview of the adolescent brain cognitive development (ABCD) baseline neurocognition battery – August 2018

Cannabis Involvement and Neuropsychological Performance: Findings from the Human
Connectome Project
– Oct. 2018

How Marijuana May Damage Teenage Brains in Study Using Genetically Vulnerable Mice – Dec. 2018

One Month of Abstinence from Cannabis Improves Memory in Adolescents, Young Adults – Science Daily Oct. 2018

Synthetic Cannabinoids: Spice, K2 and similar marijuana-like substances – Dec. 2018

What are the effects of increasing cannabis potency on adolescent health? – Lancet 2018

2017 or later

Adolescent Brain Development and Drug Abuse – June 2008

Adolescent Cannabis Use and Psychosis: Epidemiology and Neurodevelopmental Models – 2010

Adverse Effects of Cannabis on Adolescent Brain Development: A Longitudinal Study – March 2017

Biology of Addiction: Drugs and Alcohol Can Hijack Your Brain – Oct. 2015

Cannabis Exposure May Lead to Psychosis – Jan. 2015

Cannabis Use and Later Life Outcomes – Jun. 2008

Insights into Human Behavior from Lesions to the Prefrontal Cortex – Sept. 2014

Longitudinal Development of Human Brain Wiring Continues from Childhood into Adulthood – July 2011

Longitudinal Changes in White Matter Microstructure After Heavy Cannabis Use – May 2015

Marijuana and the developing brain – Nov. 2015

Persistent Cannabis Users Show Neuropsychological Decline from Childhood to Midlife – July 2012

Recreational marijuana use impacts white matter integrity and subcortical (but not cortical) morphometry – Jun. 2016

Teens who smoke pot at risk for later schizophrenia, psychosis – Mar. 2011

The Addictive Brain: All Roads Lead to Dopamine – April 2012

The effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol on the dopamine system – May 2017

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains – Jan. 2015

Youth and marijuana: Youth are at special risk for harm – Jun. 2016