Talking to Your Kids About Marijuana
Is marijuana is Just a Plant?
During the adolescent years, your teen is especially susceptible to the negative effects of any substance use, including marijuana. That’s why it’s important for parents and caregivers to protect kids’ health and development by discussing this issue early and often.
For more suggestions on answering your child’s questions about marijuana, see SAMHSA’s resource Answering Your Child’s Tough Questions
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