Weed Hits Teen Brains Differently

Your brain is an amazing thing. It can fine-tune connections at impressive speeds and change based on what you do and experience. See how weed can mess with how your brain develops.

How Weed Can Affect You IRL

Tap on each weed leaf to see how THC can affect that area of the brain

How Weed Can Travel and Disrupt Your Brain Development

It doesn’t matter if you smoke it, vape it, or take an edible. If you use weed, THC enters your bloodstream. From there it moves around to your brain and body.

When THC reaches your brain’s endocannabinoid system, it binds to brain receptors. Here the effects of THC can overwhelm the receptors and prevent them from doing their job.

The endocannabinoid system regulates major body and brain functions. If THC disrupts this system, it can impact memory, focus, and the ability to deal with stress and anxiety.

Your brain is in a state of development and constantly building connections until your mid-20s. Using THC, the main psychoactive compound in weed, can mess with the development and prevent your brain from maturing. Read more.