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3:30pm, July 11, 2014

Cannabis highs and lows

Marijuana can tweak the brain’s normal functions, and young people may be particularly vulnerable. Laura Sanders delved into the science behind pot’s neurological effects in “High times” (SN: 6/14/14,p. 16). 

Legalization is a hot issue, and Science News’ website, Facebook page and Twitter feed exploded with opinions from readers, many of whom argued for laxer laws on cannabis use. Even those with a pro-pot outlook, however, agreed that marijuana should be treated with the same caution as any other drug, particularly when children are involved. “Few substances, if any, can be truly regarded as harmless,”

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