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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
What parents can say to their children about marijuana
From Seattle Children's Hospital:
Marijuana becomes legal in Washington state on Thursday, and a commercial marijuana market is on the horizon. Dr. Leslie Walker, chief of adolescent medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital and president elect for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, says that now’s the time for parents to talk with their children – especially teens – about the consequences of marijuana use.
“High school students who smoke marijuana report that they started between the ages of 13 -14,” says Dr. Walker, “So conversations need to start early.”
Read more at the Teenology blog.
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