One reason may be that 10 states and the District of Columbia now allow recreational use of pot by adults, while 33 states have legalized medical marijuana. As a medical doctor I know that marijuana is far from harmless and can have serious damaging effects on the health of users. A growing body of research confirms this. And as a mother of three sons one in college , I worry that legalizing the drug for adults sends a clear message to children that they can get high on pot with no negative impact on their health. Yet a growing number of Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for nationwide legalization of marijuana, realizing this is a politically popular cause, particularly among young voters. These candidates appear more interested in how their endorsement of legalized pot will affect their election hopes than in how legalization will affect public health.
During Covid lockdowns, teens aren't acting up. They're trying to grow up while we ignore them.
Why the Coronavirus Crisis Hits Teenagers Particularly Hard (Opinion)
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Opinion: How to help your teen develop better social skills this summer
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Teens tend to respond to significant unwanted restrictions in one of two ways: with devastation or defiance. Eyes brighten with wetness; tear-stained faces swell; anger reigns — until, that is, desire to see anyone or do anything fades away as depression sets in. This has been the reliable trajectory over the last year for conscientious teens around the country whose parents have thrown their authority behind enforcing states' shelter-in-place orders or federal guidelines about limiting social interactions outside their households.