Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drug among teenagers. Changes in laws regarding medicinal marijuana and recreational use causes many teens to doubt the dangers of marijuana use. Make sure you know the warning signs that could indicate your teen is using marijuana. Marijuana resembles tobacco but can take on several forms. It can be green and brown or grayish in color. It may be shredded or crumbled, which is how it looks when it is smoked.
Riding High: Teens Talk Smoking Weed and Driving Stoned
It was the first time she had ever smoked pot, and the friend she was with pressured her to drive home. I told my friend we had to pull over because I didn't want to get us hurt. We ended up outside her house, and I slept it off in the car. I was like, 'You know what? But driving high?
Teens who experiment with illegal drugs or use prescription drugs recreationally can develop a substance use disorder , or what most people call an addiction. Teens can become addicted to heroin, opioid pain relievers, benzodiazepines, marijuana, hallucinogens , and many other drugs. When addiction escalates, teens can become resourceful, creative — and irresponsible — in their quest to get high.