Teens and Marijuana Addiction
How to spot when the adolescent in your life may have a problem
I frequently give talks about marijuana at schools. If the audience includes parents, the most common question is a variation on, “What are the signs that my kid might be abusing marijuana?”
The question is common for a reason, and important given that 17 percent of adolescents—compared to nine percent of adults—who use marijuana will develop an addiction. Those numbers may seem insignificant, though with 22 million Americans using marijuana last year, a small fraction of a large number can be a large number.