Nation's pediatricians warn of rising risks to youths from loosening marijuana laws

02 March, 2017, 00:42 | Author: Lorraine Moran
  • Nation's pediatricians warn of rising risks to youths from loosening marijuana laws

Hence, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is planning to issue new guidelines this week for medical care providers as well as parents to talk to teenagers about the risks of marijuana use. Specialists argue that this drug may affect the brain of teenagers who are in ongoing development. Parents' actions could make a real difference.

The AAP report expresses concerns that legitimizing marijuana as a medication may lead teens to think its a safe drug, regardless of whether it's prescribed or not.

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 academy recommends that pediatricians screen teens and preteens for substance abuse.

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The nation's pediatricians are beefing up their warning about teenagers and marijuana use.

As legalization of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use spreads across the country, the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) is anxious about how adolescents will be affected by the change in policies and attitudes toward the drug. Ammerman, who is a pediatrics professor at Stanford University and who also co-wrote the new study, stated that parents began wondering whether they should or should not allow their kids to smoke pot. "To not use substances in front of their children", Dr. Patrick said. The report shares a list of adverse effects and points out that data only supports prescribing it to children in extremely limited circumstances-for decreasing seizures in specific epilepsy conditions, such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.

Specialists indicate that the brain of an individual continues to develop until the age of 20.

The report indicated that some of these changes might be irreversible.

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