Here are common things that teens believe about Marijuana that are not true Myth Fact

Marijuana is currently the leading cause of addiction and dependence other than alcohol in the U.S. Studies show that marijuana accounts for over 50% of the 7 million people aged 12 or older dependent on or abusing a drug . Marijuana is much stronger today than in the past. There is no way to determine a safe dosage (e.g., some vaping, a few bites of a brownie). There are also many different strains with different effects. This makes marijuana a higher risk drug to use. Both alcohol and marijuana are associated with significant problems. Comparing which is safer overlooks that there are serious risks associated with both drugs. While marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes in some states, this is not the case in all states. In the states where it is legal for medicinal purposes, patients need to be under the care and supervision of a physician for specific diseases and ailments. Patients also need prescriptions that specify how much, how often, and in what form it can be used. Marijuana for medicinal purposes often contain other compounds or ingredients to help specific disorders. Lastly, marijuana is rarely prescribed for children for medicinal purposes.

Marijuana is safe and you cannot get addicted to marijuana

Marijuana is safer than alcohol

Marijuana has medicinal value


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