Following the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in many U.S. states, parents who use pot find themselves in a challenging position. The parents face the dilemma of what to tell their kids.
– Parents have the biggest impact on their kids and as a result kids will want to do what their parents do.
– Parents who use marijuana must make their children understand that the drug is not for youngsters owing to their developing brains.
– Marijuana will affect problem-solving ability, distort time, slow reaction time, alter perception, lower IQ and affect short-term memory in a developing brain.
Warning signs that youngsters may be using marijuana include eye redness, becoming withdrawn, losing interest in favorite activities, having different friends, being forgetful, panic attacks, insomnia, and difficulty waking up in the morning.
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