Counseling parents and teens about marijuana use in the era of legalization of marijuana

Committee on substance use and prevention

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Many states have recently made significant changes to their legislation making recreational and/or medical marijuana use by adults legal. Although these laws, for the most part, have not targeted the adolescent population, they have created an environment in which marijuana increasingly is seen as acceptable, safe, and therapeutic. This clinical report offers guidance to the practicing pediatrician based on existing evidence and expert opinion/consensus of the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding anticipatory guidance and counseling to teenagers and their parents about marijuana and its use. The recently published technical report provides the detailed evidence and references regarding the research on which the information in this clinical report is based.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20164069
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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