Is the following statement FACT or CRAP?
5. Marijuana improves your memory.
Marijuana impairs short-term memory, making it difficult to learn and retain information. A Population-Based Analysis of the Relationship Between Substance Use and Adolescent Cognitive Development https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.18020202
Let’s face it: Big Marijuana, and the adults it’s duped with its promises of a clean high and a medical panacea, really know better. They just don’t care; they prefer getting high to good health. So be it because that’s not who we are trying to change or convince.
We must educate young people about the harms of marijuana before it’s too late. The marijuana industry continues to lure youth in increasing numbers with their false promises — and after they are addicted, they also stop caring. By the time teens wake up to its dangers, many don’t see any rational way out. The only way out my son Johnny could find was suicide. Marijuana had already ruined his beautiful mind.
You see, marijuana damages working memory and inhibitory control in young people, whose brains haven’t finished developing yet. These toxic effects move in and stay for good. Essentially, young users equip themselves with a vicious learning disability. It makes it harder for them to learn and retain new information. It damages their ability to reason, and they have trouble recalling what they already know. Loss of inhibitory control means they’re more likely to keep using, leading to a deadly downward spiral.
Add that to amotivational disorder, and they’re not left with much. Their dreams die, they have trouble finding and keeping jobs, and they often end up living on the fringes of society.
This need not and should not happen. Sound the alarm and keep an eagle eye on your kids. Don’t let them vape, dab, smoke, or use edibles. If they show signs of memory loss or can’t remember basic things, drug test them. Then get them help – before it’s too late.