There’s a new cannabis product making the rounds and parents need to know what to look for. West Coast parents may already have found this drug in their child’s backpack or pockets but for most other parts of the country, it’s a new arrival.
How many marijuana-using parents think their children might test positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)? Through use by pregnant or nursing women, exposure to secondhand smoke or from picking up edibles around the house, children can be exposed to plenty of THC—and the drug may not be so quick to be eliminated from their bodies.
An 11-month-old Colorado infant died after exposure to edible marijuana. His death is the first documented U.S. death resulting from this drug.
Many arrests and seizures of illicit marijuana grows in Colorado prove that legalization has not eliminated the illicit trade for this drug.
Netflix presents a new sitcom about a cannabis shop called Ruth’s Alternative Caring. Staff and customers are routinely high, stoner and sexual jokes abound. What message does this kind of show send to our children?
Across the country, marijuana is being legalized. State by state, it’s legalized for medical use first and then later, recreational use. Now, it appears that Americans did not know the truth about this drug as they voted for legalization.
One thing is for sure: There is plenty of confusing information circulating about marijuana. One faction claims it’s harmless and even medicinal. The other faction holds the opinion that this drug is dangerous in many ways. Caught in the middle are our young citizens. Teens and young adults can hardly be blamed for thinking the substance is benign. Should parents just give in and let youth do what they want?