THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN ON POT

THE ADOLESCENT
BRAIN ON POT

Studies by the Columbia University Medical Center and other institutions have shown that marijuana in adolescents has harmful effects.
As principals and parents we’re on the front line of defense.

Amir Levine, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York

Amir Levine, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York

Amir Levine, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York

Tharyn Mulberry

Tharyn Mulberry

Principal, Aspen High School

“Despite the marijuana industry’s insistence that their products are safe, research demonstrates that this is not the case for adolescent users. Don’t accept the hype, teenagers should not be smoking pot.”

Sarah Strassberger

Sarah Strassberger

Assistant Principal, Aspen High School

“We’re providing you with studies that show how the use of marijuana by teens can result in a reduction of brain cells by six percent.”

Molly Tiernan

Molly Tiernan

Assistant Principal, Aspen Middle School

“We will have the greatest impact when students hear a consistent message from teachers, parents, and their community. Principals For Principles.org is an easily accessible hub that provides us with the tools we need to construct this important message.”

Craig Rogers

Craig Rogers

Principal, Aspen Middle School

“Marijuana use by youth adversely affects brain development, which is not complete until age 25. In addition, marijuana is often the gateway to further illicit drug use.”