From Parents advised to talk to teens about new marijuana law (HeraldNet):
Parents need to have clear rules that kids understand about drug and alcohol use, Walker said. "It's OK to say zero tolerance; we don't accept you using alcohol or drugs."
Some parents feel uncomfortable adopting such household rules, she said, recalling that they didn't follow this advice regarding marijuana when they were younger.
The strains of marijuana now available are much stronger than in the past, she said. Kids can have anxiety or panic attacks after ingesting edibles, or food infused with marijuana, she said.
There's no way to know which kid will experiment with marijuana just one time and who will struggle with life-long dependence, Walker said.
"If they try it as adults, they're less likely to be dependent on it," she said.