A review and commentary in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics suggests that medical marijuana could be more risky to the brain than helpful for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. And a post on Parents Opposed to Pot discusses links between heavy marijuana use and the development of psychiatric disorders.
Hadland, Scott E., John R. Knight, and Sion K. Harris. “Medical Marijuana: Review of the Science and Implications for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Practice.” Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics 36, no. 2 (2015): 115–23. doi:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000129. (Abstract)
Medical marijuana for children with developmental and behavioral disorders? (Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins press release on ScienceDaily, February 5, 2015)
Mental Health Care Fails at Addiction Treatment (Parents Opposed to Pot, February 1, 2015)