Serious Educational Problems For Teens Who Use Marijuana

teens and potA new study published in British health journal the Lancet Psychiatry has found that marijuana use is associated with serious educational attainment problems in teenagers.
The study concluded that teens who smoke marijuana on a daily basis are 60% less likely to complete their high school education than those who never touch the stuff. According to the research, those same teens are also 60% less likely to complete their college education and are more than seven times (!) as likely to attempt suicide.
The researchers found “clear and consistent associations” between the high quantities of marijuana young people reported ingesting and “all adverse young adult outcomes.” So pretty much every one of the seven developmental outcomes was tied in some way to marijuana use before the age of 17, and the problems got worse as teenagers consumed more and more marijuana. (Robert Rickman, WGNS News.)