Many teenagers believe that marijuana is safer than alcohol or other drugs. When talking about marijuana with your child, it is helpful to know the myths and the facts. Using marijuana regularly as a teen can have long-lasting effects on their developing brain. Regular marijuana usage can make it harder for a teen to pay attention, learn and remember new things.
The laws about marijuana are changing in different states, so it is important to know the marijuana laws in the state of Florida. Marijuana use and possession is still illegal across every state under federal law, despite ongoing state law changes.
The Nation's Doctor, VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., answers top questions about marijuana.
The U.S. Surgeon General addresses marijuana-related questions he often receives including those related to the chemical composition and potency of today's marijuana, associated risks, and what parents and teachers can say to young people about marijuana.