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Teen Marijuana Use

Legalization of Marijuana: What About the Kids?

Marsha Rosenbaum | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Marsha Rosenbaum

Even if legalization for adults does not affect teenage use, it does present an opportunity to re-think our approach to drug abuse prevention and education -- both in school and at home.

Matt Ferner

As More States Legalize Weed, Teen Use Remains Stagnant | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

As marijuana's national popularity continues to grow and more states have legalized either medical or recreational use of it, a new federal survey sho...

Matt Ferner

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Doesn't Lead To More Teens Smoking Pot | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Parents and lawmakers concerned about legalizing medical marijuana in their states may find solace in a new study showing that it doesn't lead to more...

More Teens Are Smoking Pot

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

An increasing number of high-schoolers don't see regular use of marijuana as harmful, according to a new survey from government researchers. Speci...

Marijuana: It's Complicated

Stephen J. Pasierb | Posted 09.15.2013 | Parents
Stephen J. Pasierb

A good many parents support marijuana legalization, but they have unequivocal expectations that there will be strict regulations, especially when it comes to kids.

Teens Pick Pot Over Cigarettes

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.14.2013 | Teen

SEATTLE -- Washington high school students who participated in a statewide survey say they are twice as likely to smoke marijuana as cigarettes, and t...

Teen Marijuana Use: How Concerned Should We Be?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Is there a familiar aroma emanating from your kid's room? Do you shake your head and ignore it thinking, "Hey, I got high when I was a teen and I turned out OK, right?" Well, think again.

Can Our Experience With Tobacco and Alcohol Teach Us How to Protect Children From Pot if Marijuana Is Legalized?

Sue Rusche | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Sue Rusche

If marijuana is legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol, we will repeat history -- and allow a commercial marijuana industry to literally dumb down the precious minds of generations of children.

Nearly 1 In 5 High Schoolers Drink, Smoke, Use Drugs During School

Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

About 17 percent of American high school students are drinking, smoking or using drugs during the school day, according to a new study by the National...

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Turn Teens Into Potheads?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

Marijuana use among teens has been on the rise for some time--it's become more popular than smoking cigarettes in recent years--but a provocative new ...

Rise in Teen Marijuana Use Demonstrates Continued Failure of War on Drugs

Jag Davies | Posted 07.02.2012 | Crime
Jag Davies

The continued decline in teen cigarette smoking is great news -- not just because it's the most deadly drug but also because it reveals that legal regulation and honest education are more effective than prohibition and criminalization.

New Report Reveals Rise In Teen Marijuana Use

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- More teens are smoking dope, with nearly 1 in 10 lighting up at least 20 or more times a month, according to a new survey of young peopl...

Top Ten Cannabis Science Stories of 2011

Russ Belville | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green
Russ Belville

Today we continue our Year-End Retrospective with a look at the biggest news stories of scientific research into cannabis, public opinion polls on legalization, and statistical research on cannabis consumers.

Suthers Calls Teen Marijuana Survey Findings 'Concerning'

Posted 12.15.2011 | Denver

The lure of alcohol and cigarettes among teens has found a competitor this year: marijuana. And it's a finding that everybody should be concerned abou...

Teens Aren't Drinking As Much, Guess What They're Doing Instead

AP | By TIM MARTIN | Posted 02.14.2012 | Parents

LANSING, Mich. -- More teens are turning to pot and see it as less of a risk at the same time alcohol use among the same age group has dipped to histo...