April 29, 2022
Sydney Jennings

“It’s natural to worry as a primary care clinician or even a parent that this cannabis use may be affecting this teenager’s brain. But I think it’s very important to get underneath that and say, ‘Hey, what are the underlying stressors or anxieties or social situations that’s causing the teenager to adopt this?” said research neuroscientist Henry Mahncke, PhD, in a recent interview with Patient Care® Online.

In the video below, Dr Mahncke explains the connection between cannabis and brain health and discusses two patient scenarios of cannabis use and how clinicians can best approach both.