With many states legalizing the use of recreational and medical marijuana more and more parents are raising concerns about the risk it poses to their children. What are the long and short-term effects of marijuana exposure on development? How common is accidental ingestion? How have these policies changed the way teens view the dangers of marijuana? How do parents talk about this difficult topic with their teen? Tune in to this episode for an in-depth discussion on kids and cannabis.

This episode written by Dr. Lena Rothstein and Dr. Dean Blumberg.

The authors thank Drs. Catherine Fassbender and Julie Schweitzer from the UC Davis MIND Institute for reviewing this topic, although Drs. Lena and Dean take responsibility for any errors or misinformation.

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