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Use in youth

When you use cannabis under the age of 25, it can change how your brain develops. This can have an effect on how you develop emotionally and socially. Cannabis affects the parts of the brain that control judgment, decision making, and emotions.

If you are under 25 and use cannabis regularly, you may:

  • have problems thinking, learning, reasoning, remembering, solving problems, and making decisions
  • be more likely to have anxiety and depression than those who don’t use cannabis
  • have more problems in school, relationships, and work

Find out more about the effects of cannabis.

Current as of: October 16, 2019

Author: Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services