The American Academy of Pediatrics released a report on Monday warning parents and teens about the dangers of using marijuana. Parts of it sounds like War on Drugs nonsense, but they also bring up some good points.

The essence of the report is that marijuana has become more potent in recent years, some studies show marijuana use at a young age can negatively impact the developing brain and that parents who smoke should generally keep it away from their children. They also claim evidence is lacking that cannabis is useful for treating issues like epilepsy in kids. That’s because of the War on Drugs, but regardless, there are multiple convincing studies that show it works and a mountain of anecdotal evidence. I think it’s safe to say it’s a good treatment for many.

The group doesn’t think kids should ever get medical marijuana, which is pretty cruel when you think about it, because it’s saved many kids’ lives.

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