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While marijuana use by teens has been increasing since 2005, an analysis of data from 1993 through 2009 by economists at three universities has found no evidence to link the legalization of medical marijuana to increased use of the drug among high school students.
Genetics can help determine whether a person is likely to quit smoking on his or her own or need medication to improve the chances of success.
Marijuana use is four times as likely among American young adults who are already tobacco smokers than those who are non-smokers, according to a recent Facebook-based survey conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Synthetic marijuana, with nicknames such as “Mr. Smiley,” “Blaze,” and “Spice,” has been blamed on hospitalizations of at least three teens who have smoked or ingested the fake pot trying to get a legal high, according to a new report.
Dr. Carol Francis, Psychologist, interviews Teen Drug and Alcohol specialist Dr. Moe Gelbart on The Dr. Carol Francis Show to help parents spot the signs and act helpfully quickly.
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