Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the US – particularly among adolescents and young adults.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a 2014 survey revealed that 11.7% of 8th graders reported using marijuana in the past year, with 6.5% of these reporting current use of the drug.

Numerous studies have documented the potential health implications of marijuana use. Last month, for example, Medical News Today reported on a study that found teenagers who use the drug daily for 3 years are at increased risk of brain abnormalities and poor long-term memory.

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