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Marijuana and the adolescent brain: An evening of insight

Think that marijuana has no effect on the developing brain? Think again. Please join us, Saturday, January 21, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. for, Is Is Marijuana Safe for Children? Marijuana Safe for Children and Adolescents? And listen to the latest research about the effects of marijuana use on the developing adolescent brain. The event will be held at the District Theater, 235 High School Road, Aspen and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


The keynote speaker is Dr. Amir Levine, head of the Columbia University Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Amir will present his latest publication, “Is Marijuana Safe for Children and Adolescents?” This research focuses on scientific facts, safety and the disturbing trend of increased use by youths based on less perceived risk due to legalization.


Also presenting will be Dr. Peter Wiley, adult psychiatrist at Valley View Hospital.


“Despite the marijuana industry’s insistence that their products are safe, research demonstrates that this is not the case for adolescent users. Don’t accept the hype, teenagers should not be smoking pot,” Tharyn Mulberry, principal, Aspen High School.


A questions and answer session will take place after the presentations.


To learn more about marijuana use on the developing brain visit, principalsforprinciples.org.