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Cannabis use in adolescence: physical and functional repercussions

Luiz Antonio Del Ciampo,Ieda Regina Lopes Del Ciampo.

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Adolescence is a period of great physical, emotional and social transformations that aims to make the individual a mature and reproducible being. During this phase of life, adolescents are subject to many external influences and risky behaviors that can cause permanent changes, including illicit drug use. Cannabis use has been increasing worldwide and a growing number of adolescents have been exposed to this drug. This article presents some characteristics of adolescent neurological development and the physical and physiological repercussions that can be caused by cannabis use.

Key words: Adolescence, Cannabis, Drugs, Adolescent behaviour, Cannabinoids

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