Marijuana and Adolescents: Truths and Consequences
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William Adelman, MD
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Numerous states have legalized or are considering legalization of marijuana. The AAP recently published an evidence-based position paper and clinical report on marijuana, including medical use.
In this podcast, Dr. William Adelman, chief of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Mercy, discusses why adolescents are uniquely vulnerable to the neurotoxic effects of marijuana, the impact of legalization, and why physicians should unequivocally recommend pediatric and adolescent patients never use marijuana.
Smith, Michael and Adelman, William P., "Marijuana and Adolescents: Truths and Consequences" (2017). Pediatrics in Practice Podcast. 3.