Use of cannabis has become a main-stay in the life of many young Americans, but one top expert is warning the drug could carry more risks than they believe.
Last week, on the colloquial ‘weed day’ in America, April 20th, or 4/20, Dr Yasmin Hurd, a top neuroscientist at Mount Sinai in , warned that many younger users may be underestimating the potential long-term effects of the drug.
She warns that the ‘high’ produced by the drug alters a person’s brain chemistry and could even potentially put them at risk of developing severe psychiatric issues down the line.
Sales of the drug in America has surged in recent years, as it slowly gains legalization from individual states, and pressure mounts on the federal government to lift restrictions.
Cannabis is slowly gaining legalization in America, with use being allowed in some form in all but six U.S.