The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Students
The growing trend to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use – over 50% of states so far - has both heightened and complicated the debate about marijuana’s safety. While overall the research about whether marijuana use permanently alters the brain has yielded mixed results, scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) emphasize the growing evidence that early and frequent use by children and adolescents disrupts brain development. Since brain development continues into the mid-20’s, America’s students are particularly vulnerable to damage from drug exposure.
PARENTING YOUR CHILD: YOU DON’T HAVE TO ATTEND EVERY FIGHT YOU’RE INVITED TO
Parents and kids have the ability to provoke each other as no one else can. Our children can push our buttons simply because they are our children. They often trigger the intense feelings of our own childhoods, so we tend to respond by unconsciously re-enacting our past.