Children, Teens and Pot

**Note: NORML is absolutely against the use of cannabis by minors. While we obviously don't condone this practice, we understand the reality that adolescents will be experimenting with mind-altering substances.

The best thing we can do is prepare them (and their parents) for the inevitable. The NORML Foundation supports an open, honest drug education policy that will help children understand their health options and ways of reducing the (relative) harms associated with its use.

Detroit News Op/Ed: Legalization will help curb teenage pot use

Boulder Daily Camera-Guest column: Marijuana Regulation Combats Teen Use

SF Gate: Who Really Speaks for Children in Marijuana Debate?

Pot Prohibition, Regulation and Danger to the Young

1/3/12: Use of Marijuana Decreased Since Passage of Arizona Medical-Pot Law, Teen Study Shows

Marijuana decriminalization law brings down juvenile arrests in California

6/18/12: Study shows No Evidence Medical Marijuana Increases Teen Drug Use

Passing Grades And The Dutchie On The Left Hand Side

Study: Marijuana Not Linked With Long Term Cognitive Impairment

Pot Smoking Kids Do Better Than Abstaining Peers

12/19/11 NYT Discussion: Should Children Get High Instead on Drunk?

12/22/11 What We Can Learn from Teens Who Choose Weed Over Beer

How to Talk to Your Kid About Pot -Safety First-

Despite Medical Marijuana, Pot Use Slips Among Teens

Studies Show Teen Pot Smoking Won't Lead to Harder Drugs as Adults

Its Just a Plant
An illustrated children's book about marijuana.

Mom, Have You Ever Smoked Marijuana? -Salon.com

Fact Check - A Survey Links Facebook to Drug Use in Teens
Times'latest piece of Pot Propaganda to come from The National Center on Addiction and Drug Abuse.

Kids from Grow-Op Homes Healthy, Drug Free: Study Says

11/3/11 Study: Legal Medical Marijuana Doesn't Encourage Kids to Smoke More Pot

11/7/11 Black and Asian Teens Have Lowest Rates of Drug and Alcohol Use