Is it possible for teens to become addicted to marijuana?

Yes. Contrary to common belief, marijuana is addictive. Thus, many of the nearly 7 percent of high-school seniors who (according to annual survey data) report smoking marijuana daily or almost daily are well on their way to addiction, if not already addicted
Yes. Contrary to common belief, marijuana is addictive. Thus, many of the nearly 7 percent of high-school seniors who (according to annual survey data) report smoking marijuana daily or almost daily are well on their way to addiction, if not already addicted

Legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use and for medicinal purposes is currently the subject of much public debate. Whatever the outcome, public health experts are worried about use increasing among adolescents, since marijuana use as a teen may harm the developing brain, lower IQ, and seriously impair the ability to drive safely, especially when combined with alcohol.

Parents seeking more information about the effects of marijuana on teens are encouraged to see information offered on NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse Website:

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Is it possible for teens to become addicted to marijuana?

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