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Podcast: Words of caution regarding cannabis

Tune up with Mike and Mani: Brain Science Step by Step
Brain health explained in lay terms by leading psychiatrist Dr. Mani Pavuluri

Each week, Dr. Mani Pavuluri talks with host Mike Knezovich to explain brain health issues, the science behind them and treatments. In this episode, Dr. Pavuluri offers cautionary advice regarding young people and the use of marijuana.  One in three high schoolers have used it and one in ten are using it every day. While policy changes lead to increased use, it becomes imperative to educate oneself on the real risks. These risks include cognitive impairment, brain changes and conversion to psychosis among those predisposed. Early onset of use and heavy use impact developing brain. This podcast includes a quick primer to educate families and individuals on marijuana use.

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