TEEN MARIJUANA USE
Arguments over this concept are not likely to end any time soon, with pro-drug advocates claiming that there is no gateway effect to drug use, and prohibitionists claiming the opposite. We take a look at some of the science.
As cannabis legalization efforts have increased across the U.S. more youth begin to see marijuana as non-threatening and usage rates have begun to climb, creating serious problems for this nation's young people.
Is it the 60’s all over again, minus the tie-dye shirts and peace signs? A dramatic increase in the use of marijuana among teenagers may beg this question? More importantly, what does this mean for those teenagers partaking in the use of marijuana? What they may refer to as weed, pot, grass, bud and
Smoking pot while you’re young is no big deal, as long as you quit it when you grow up, right? If you used marijuana when you were a teen, why should you stop your own child from doing the same? A recent study has demonstrated that simply is not the case.
Today’s parents may be terribly confused about whether or not they should insist that their children stay away from marijuana. It can be difficult to explain to a curious teenager why a doctor might recommend marijuana for a sick person but they can’t use it.
A survey by the Harris Poll found that fully 80% of the parents surveyed were of the opinion that marijuana legalization increases the likelihood that teenaged children will try marijuana, taking their first steps into the world of drug use.
It may be illegal, but some teens say that pot is as harmless as a swig of Red Bull. As a result of its innocuous rep, more and more teens are trying marijuana and surprised when they get hooked. The irony is that as teen pot use increases, so does the potency.
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the results of a survey, which found that 23 percent of high school students say that they’ve recently smoked marijuana, while 19 percent of high school students report that they’ve smoked cigarettes recently.