Weed is stronger now than ever, and could be damaging teenage brains

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Two of the earliest states to legalize recreational marijuana are seeing problems, such as increased ER visits and psychotic episodes among teenagers. The THC content, which gets someone high, is exponentially stronger these days. That can have permanent effects on developing adolescent brains.

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Guest:
Dr. Libby Stuyt - addiction psychiatrist in Colorado

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Gabriela Sierra Alonso