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
LifeTip: Remember, the younger an adolescent begins using drugs, the more likely that adult drug dependence or addiction will develop. Watch “Overcome Addictions Naturally” with Dr. David DeRose for more recommendations.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com