Category - Teen
More teenage girls use marijuana than cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, and all other illicit drugs combined. Research from 2006 shows girls (ages 14-15) who used marijuana daily were 5 times more likely to face depression at age 21. marijuana use has been linked with depression and anxiety, as well as suicidal thoughts among teens. In addition, research suggests that smoking marijuana during the teen years might increase the risk for developing psychosis in people with a genetic risk for developing schizophrenia. However, overall past year marijuana use rates remain steady among teens (35. Past year rates of any illicit drug use, other than marijuana, remain relatively low among 12th graders past year use was 3.). marijuana is estimated as the second most frequently abused drug among u. Many teens consider marijuana safe for chilling out after a hard day at school or work. Teens with undiagnosed psychological issues, like anxiety, may gravitate toward marijuana, which typically relaxes users. Marijuana use has been linked to a range of mental health problems in teens such as depression or anxiety. 5 psychosis has also been seen in teens at higher risk like those with a family history. Driving while impaired by any substance, including marijuana, is dangerous. the investigators attribute the lack of change in attitudes and marijuana use among teens in colorado after legalization to a more robust commercialization effort prior to the law taking effect. marijuana use among teens has been on the way up over the last three years. But new data, taken from the 46,000-student monitoring the future survey, shows the increase is accelerating. Among teens who seek treatment for marijuana addiction, 56 percent had begun to use it from the age of 14, and 26 percent from the age of 12. The increased marijuana potency of today according to the national institute on drug abuse, marijuana is much stronger today than ever before. legal marijuana has led to increased use, risk for abuse among teens an analysis of data from the national survey on drug use and health has found increased rates of.