CBS news reported recently that teens who smoke pot starting before age 18 had permanent loss of IQ, even after they stopped inhaling. All Deerfield and Highland Park kids should read this news item and maybe reconsider any pot use. In view of the fact that the brain is changed forever, perhaps all pot use should be labelled abuse. Why? Because it is harmful to the body. This study involved a huge number of persons and included measurements of IQ over a period of years. Of course, some teens will immediately dismiss the results of this scientific study because drug abusers, like alcoholics, see nothing wrong with their behaviors, but other people often notice that something is wrong.