Teens and marijuana

Teens and marijuana

By Ira Dreyfuss

(HHS HealthBeat) What teenagers have been saying about marijuana recently is worrying experts in the field. The 2012 Monitoring the Future survey of eight, 10th, and 12th graders reports continued high use of the drug, along with a drop in the teens’ perception of its potential harm. At the 12th grade level, for instance, only 44 percent saw regular use as harmful.

Researcher Lloyd Johnston of the University of Michigan, who leads the study, gives 12th graders as an example:

“If you’re looking at a class of 30 kids, two of them are heavy pot smokers, on average. And given the increasing information about the consequences of that – including dependence, including brain damage, including the effect on IQ – that is really of concern.”

The study is supported by the National Institutes of Health.

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  1. It should be a crime to deprive a young woman of marijuana when going through menstruation the first time.

  2. Brain damage comes from synthetic marijuana due to misinformed government making real marijuana illegal.

    Marijuana stimulates creativity by dilating blood vessels in the brain. Cigarette smoking does the opposite by constricting blood vessels. Marijuana being illegal is a scam of the higest order.

  3. The only reason these people are targeting teenagers is because they are the new voters who know better and aren’t going to fall for this reefer madness and public enemy number one crap.

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