Every stage of our development comes with challenges and lessons. Teens are intensely curious about the world around them and the kinds of experiences it has to offer.

Discouraging cannabis use via transparently false, fear-inducing propaganda leads to disrespect of authority and more determination to try it than knowing the actual facts. And the facts indicate that even if they have an interest, it’s safer for them to wait until their brains are fully developed, so communicating this in a way they can trust is greatly in their own interest.

Arming our children with accurate information, not stereotypes and myths, leads to better choices and outcomes as they come to understand the role cannabis plays in health and the legitimate reasons for giving it a wide berth during adolescence, except as prescribed for medical reasons.

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