Average cannabis potency has surged and many adolescents have overdosed.
While cannabis acceptance in society is increasing, there are significant issues parents need to be aware of:
- the developing adolescent brain can be harmed by regular marijuana use
- vaporizing cannabis may introduce toxic chemicals into young bodies
- parents should not use marijuana in front of their children to avoid inadvertently encouraging its use
- marijuana edibles should be carefully stored away from children
PositiveTip: Remember, the younger an adolescent begins using drugs, the more likely that adult drug dependence or addiction will develop.