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The Legalization of Marijuana and Your Children

February 11, 20159 min
In an updated policy statement and technical report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirms its opposition to legalizing marijuana, citing the potential harms to children and adolescents.For adolescents, marijuana can impair memory and concentration and interfere with learning, and it is linked to lower odds of completing high school or obtaining a college degree.It's important to talk to your children to explain that just because it's "legal," it certainly doesn't make it good for you.Seth Ammerman, MD, discusses the AAP's stance on marijuana, its legalization AND its possible health benefits for children with debilitating or life-limiting diseases.

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