Latest PG Editorial by Dr Joseph Maroon on the Dangers of Marijuana for Youth

June 27, 2024  Dr. Joseph Maroon has been a local Neurosurgeon in Pittsburgh for over 50 years.  As a Wellness expert, a parent and a concerned citizen he recently wrote an editorial on the under reported dangers to youth who use marijuana.  The article entitled, Joseph C. Maroon: A Neurosurgeon Explains the Dangers of Marijuana. 

Quote from Dr. Maroon

We now know that marijuana actually changes both the chemical makeup and the anatomical structure of the brain during critical developmental stages. A recent study established baseline MRI scans of nearly 800 adolescents (13 to 17) who used marijuana. A follow-up MRI five years later showed actual atrophy — or shrinkage — of the prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain that regulates our thoughts, actions, and emotions.


Learn more about what the CDC says on the dangers of Marijuana and Youth.  HERE