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Are Today's Parents Going Too Soft on Kids Using Marijuana

(10/17/2011)

USA Today
By Karen Weintraub
October 16, 2011

Roughly 1 in 10 people who try marijuana gets addicted, and young users are more vulnerable than older ones, says Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

But daily marijuana use among young adults is at its highest levels since 1991. A national survey released last month shows that 17 million Americans — mostly teens or young adults — used pot in 2010. About 40% of those used it on 20 or more days in the past month, up from 36.7% in 2009.

Read the full USA Today Article: http://yourlife.usatoday.com/parenting-family/teen-ya/story/2011-10-16/Are-todays-parents-going-too-soft-on-kids-using-marijuana/50795182/1


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