Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad's marijuana

Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dads marijuana


An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.

Many parents use the drug and think it's OK for their kids, but "we would rather not mess around with the developing brain," said Dr. Seth Ammerman.

The advice comes in a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published in Pediatrics February 2017.

By: Associated Press

This resource was published on Aug 21, 2020 and was last updated on Nov 23, 2021

AUTHOR(s): Associated Press


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