What We Know About the Risks of Teen Pot Smoking

by | Feb 26, 2019 | Makin ’It Happen Together, Prevention

Astounding research has emerged regarding the potential risk posed from marijuana use in teen years. “Get Smart About Drugs” a DEA resource, addressed several different studies done by researchers. The results suggests those who had marijuana use throughout their teen years have a 40 percent higher risk of depression as well as an increase in suicidal thoughts of 50 percent.
Current data shows just how many teens are subject to these risks, with 14 percent of 8th graders, 32 percent of 10th graders, and 43 percent of 12th graders have reported using marijuana. The studies demonstrate how crucial prevention is for teens this age, and how important it is to address the risks of marijuana use in young teens.   Read the full article here: https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov/news-statistics/2019/02/14/teen-pot-smoking-raises-risk-depression-adulthood-study-finds?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery