A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveals that 2.6 million people aged 12 or older in 2016 tried marijuana for the first time in the past year. Only about a third of people aged 12 or older perceived great risk of harm from weekly marijuana use. When asked, 44.7 percent of youth aged 12 to 17 reported that it would be fairly easy or very easy to obtain marijuana. (more…)
Talking with your teens about pot is an issue that a lot of parents are dealing with these days. Communicate the risks! (more…)
This week we are giving you options and ways to talk to your kids about Marijuana. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has a toolkit with resources to help parents talk to their kids about marijuana. (more…)
Recreational marijuana use is now legally available to about 1 in 5 adults in the US.
In addition to the previously legalized states of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia, recreational cannabis was recently approved in California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine. (more…)