Study: Marijuana Use May Predispose Offspring to Drug Addiction
Children of parents who have used marijuana may develop a drug addiction and compulsive behavior later in life, a study released Wednesday morning found. Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai studied parental exposure to marijuana and the effects it has on the offspring in adulthood. “Our study emphasizes that cannabis [marijuana] affects not just those exposed, but has adverse effects on future generations,” said Yasmin Hurd, PhD, the study’s Senior Author, and Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
-Dr. Yasmin Hurd, Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai