According to a recent survey past-month use of marijuana rose from 19 percent in 2008, to 27 percent last year. Past year use of marijuana rose from 31 percent in 2008, to 39 percent in 2011 (about six million teens). The survey also reported that the last time marijuana use was this widespread among teens was in 1998. Teen marijuana use has become a “normalized” behavior and parents are not taking the behavior as seriously as they should be. 27% percent of teens smoking marijuana on a monthly basis is too much and it is only going to rise if parents don’t crack down on their teen’s bad behaviors. Get informed and keep teens SAFE from drugs!

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2 Responses to Marijuana Use on the Rise

  1. Jennifer VanBlarcom says:

    The very liberal state of Md where I live will most likely be one of the next to first decriminalize and then legalize marijuana. I am the Mom of an 18 year old boy who has a mental illness diagnosis (bipolar) and has abused marijuana. In the past year he has had several incidences of psychosis which has been reported in the literature as linked to early marijuana use. I am terrified of this trend to normalize weed and the myth of harmlessness that goes with it. There are so many negative long term consequences to individuals and to our society. Do you have any suggestions of where I can go to join others who want to fight this? Have we given up on our war against drugs?
    Thanks for all you do!

  2. […] Jennifer VanBlarcom says: March 23, 2013 at 6:15 pm […]

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