Nation's Pediatricians Warn of Rising Risks to Youths From Loosening Marijuana Laws

New report advises parents against letting teens use potMore

New report advises parents against letting teens use potMore

The report even goes so far as to argue that "it is best to not share your own histories of drug use with your children." - because after all, being honest with your kids could lead to a reduced IQ, right?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warned the parents to protect their children from marijuana as it is harmful to kids and for their developing brain.

In a newly released statement, AAP said, "So if you use marijuana in front of your teens, they are more likely to use it themselves, regardless of whether you tell them not to".

The drug has been legalized (PDF) for recreational use in eight states and for medical use in 28 states.

The legalization of medical marijuana in many states and the District of Columbia and the outright legalization of recreational marijuana for adults aged 21 years and older in a few states and the District of Columbia have resulted in changes in the access to and availability of this drug.

Apple iPhone 8 Is Set To Disappoint
Also, the iCloud storage is a bit more expensive compared to other cloud storage services. The iPhone 8 will charge wirelessly as long as you are within 15 feet of the transmitter.

Dr. Sheryl Ryan, a Yale University pediatrics professor and lead author of the academy report, also added that marijuana "is the drug of choice" for many of her teenage patients, with some pointing out that as their parents or grandparents smoked pot in college with no negative effects, daily use most be safe.

An influential USA doctors group has released a new report advising parents against allowing their teens to use marijuana.

With about 20 percent of high school students using marijuana, experts said it's critical for parents and pediatricians to discuss the dangers with kids. Dr. Stratyner says marijuana affects short-term memory, especially in young brains that are still developing.

With regards to the effects of medical marijuana on children and teens, solid research is still lacking. The report says other potential benefits, doses and effects are mostly unknown.

According to the report, increasing legality of marijuana across the country for medical and recreational use has created "an environment in which marijuana increasingly is seen as acceptable, safe, and therapeutic". However Ryan warned that today's marijuana is much more potent, and therefore potentially more risky.

Recommended News

  • Former President Obama Spotted Leaving Fifth Avenue Store

    Former President Obama Spotted Leaving Fifth Avenue Store

    On Thursday, an Instagram photo showed Obama in SoHo at a restaurant with his daughter Malia . Obama is back in the U.S. after a brief holiday in the British Virgin Islands.
    South Korea's opposition threatens to impeach acting leader

    South Korea's opposition threatens to impeach acting leader

    Park bemoaned a "miserable reality" in which her policies and actions had become objects of "misunderstanding and suspicion". If Park is ousted for good, a presidential election must take place within two months of the ouster to choose her successor.
    Oil prices fall due to rising U.S.  crude inventories

    Oil prices fall due to rising U.S. crude inventories

    The group's Joint Technical Committee decided that producers "are on the right track towards full conformity" with supply cuts. Opec and its partners achieved 86 per cent of their agreed cuts last month, according to a statement on its website.
  • What's This Mysterious Lorde Advertisement All About?

    What's This Mysterious Lorde Advertisement All About?

    At the end of the short clip, the date of her return is revealed with two timestamps reading "2.3.17 NYC" and "3.3.17 NZ". Lorde is just sitting in the backseat of a vehicle , possibly after hitting up a drive-thru, while some music plays.
    Mnuchin: Trump Isn't Cutting Medicare, Social Security

    Mnuchin: Trump Isn't Cutting Medicare, Social Security

    If Mnuchin's comments are correct, the president would be making good on his campaign promise to not make cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
    This Fox News 'Expert' Is Actually Fake News

    This Fox News 'Expert' Is Actually Fake News

    Swedish publication Dagens Nyheter said Bildt was in fact a company owner in the United States who emigrated from Sweden in 1994. In an awkward turn of events, both the Swedish defense and foreign ministry have denied having any knowledge of who Bildt is.
  • CBS pulls 'Doubt' with Katherine Heigl

    CBS pulls 'Doubt' with Katherine Heigl

    That was the lowest CBS Live+SD in-season drama series debut in the demo and the lowest rated show on any of the Big 4 last night. The series marks Heigl's return to broadcast television, following her short-lived NBC political drama State of Affairs .
    Trump White House shuts out certain media from briefings

    Trump White House shuts out certain media from briefings

    The administration's actions on Friday directly contradict how Spicer previously said the press should be treated. The White House schedule released Thursday evening said there would be a gaggle, not a full briefing.

    Mosul: ISIS Collapse Looms on the Horizon as Iraqi Forces Advance

    A Reuters correspondent near the airport saw nine families living in a house where residents with full beards served trays of tea to security forces.
  • Paris-Moscow Relations to Alter After French Presidential Election

    Paris-Moscow Relations to Alter After French Presidential Election

    Polls have consistently indicated that both Mr Macron and Mr Fillon would convincingly defeat Ms Le Pen in round two. They deny wrongdoing and have sought to portray the investigations as politically motivated.
    Nice and easy for Federer in DDF Tennis Championships opener

    Nice and easy for Federer in DDF Tennis Championships opener

    Wawrinka only returned back to the court to practice last week but feels ready for his opener against the 24-year-old Dzumhur. The Swiss is looking for his eighth title at the tournament and will next play either Mikhail Youzhny or Evgeny Donskoy.

    Heitkamp to hold future meetings to address Obamacare repeal

    Republicans in Congress are planning to dismantle the Affordable Care Actm saying they will replace it with something else. The new data marks an uptick in popularity for the law over the course of just two months.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.