I know a few “straight A” students and famous people who use marijuana and they seem to do OK. What’s that about?
Marijuana affects everyone differently. Some people seem to be able to use it for a while, while others experience negative consequences and can get hooked early on. Remember, we never know when addiction actually starts, and a person’s genetics seem to play a major role, meaning that some people get addicted much faster than others. The bottom line is that no matter how in control someone may seem, there are chemical changes occurring in his or her brain, and sooner or later, it can affect his or her ability to perform mentally and physically.