The American Academy of Pediatrics just released a list of talking points about marijuana for parents and pediatricians to consider, reports MedPage Today.

  • There is scant evidence concerning the effects of medical marijuana on children and adolescents
  • The average potency (in terms of THC content) of cannabis products has surged since many parents were adolescents consuming cannabis themselves.
  • The developing adolescent brain can be harmed by cannabis consumption, especially by regular use
  • Even vaporizing cannabis — as opposed to smoking it — can introduce toxic chemicals into young bodies
  • Parents should not consume cannabis in front of their children and should consider revealing to them if they have used it, although not discuss their experiences in detail.

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