AAP Issues Guidelines to Parents About Marijuana Use

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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.