Marijuana use is often treated as a “normal” part of youthful coming of age stories. However, parents who used marijuana in their teens, might not be so quick to dismiss it if they were aware of some alarming figures. Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug among teenagers and it is also the drug that most teenagers end up checking into addiction treatment centers for. Researchers and professionals in the field of addiction believe that marijuana is so popular among this age group because teenagers, who are often experiencing depression, rely on it to help regulate their moods.

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