The Green Monster: Teen Marijuana Abuse

The Green Monster: Teen Marijuana Abuse

If there’s one drug in the US that seems to be everywhere, it’s marijuana. Teen marijuana abuse in the US has skyrocketed in the past few years. It’s cheap and easily available, which makes it attractive to teens of all socioeconomic statuses. What teens don’t know when they’re using it, is that they are affecting their future success.

Dangers of teen marijuana abuse

Before the 1960’s, many Americans had no idea what marijuana was. Since then, it has become the number one illicit drug used in the United States. Teens abuse marijuana for a number of reasons such as peer pressure, dealing with negative emotions, wanting to get “high”, and not being aware of the negative health effects marijuana can have on teen brains.

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