I did not guess marijuana could affect brain development.

Right after they announced that marijuana legalization was passed in Chicago, IL, & across the state, the two of us began seeing those old advertisements about this is your brain on drugs; One of my number one advertisements announced that you needed to protect your brain, however i knew it wasn’t safe for younger people to use marijuana unless it was medical marijuana & then it had to be closely monitored.

I wonder if I was the only a single who understood this, or if the government thought the citizens of IL were ignorant… The Protect Your Brain advertisement went into detail about what marijuana does to the undeveloped brain.

It talked about how the brain continues to develop until the age of twenty-numerous, studies showed that cannabis use in young people can impair brain development. The ad busy that cannabis use by young people, more noteably heavy cannabis use can impair short term memory, reading ability & intelligence. The last statement in the advertisement was that the purchase & use of cannabis by anyone under the age of twenty-one, is illegal, and what happened to the brain continues to develop until the age of 25. If the Chicago, IL government knew these facts, why didn’t they make purchasing & use of marijuana under the age of 25 illegal? I guess the legalization of marijuana, especially medical marijuana is a superb thing, however I wonder about the lawmakers, did they study all the information about its safety before setting the law about age? If they had, legal marijuana in IL could have been weird than they are now. I’m sure they would have heard a lot of irritated people yelling about using alcohol at 21 but not marijuana, but they don’t guess all the facts.


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