Marijuana Legalization and Kids

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: With marijuana legalized in many places, how should you talk to your kids about marijuana usage?
Air Date: 11/16/21
Duration: 17:42
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Margaret Stager, MD

Dr. Margaret Stager is the Director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center, a teaching hospital for the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

She obtained her medical degree from the State University of Buffalo, New York, School of Medicine; completed a Pediatric Residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio; and completed an Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.

As Director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Stager is responsible for the teaching and training of medical students and residents in the practice of Adolescent Medicine. The Adolescent Medicine Clinic serves teens and young adults from ages 12-26 years and includes services such as annual medical exams, sports physicals, reproductive health care, screening for drug and alcohol problems, diagnosis of eating disorders, identifying mental health disorders, management of teen obesity, and other common adolescent conditions such as acne, asthma, and allergies.

  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrStager
Marijuana Legalization and Kids
Many states are legalizing marijuana for recreational and medical use. This adds complications for parents when discussing marijuana.

The Federal government still classifies marijuana as illegal, even though 27 states have legalized marijuana for different uses.

Parents must have age-appropriate conversations with children. Six percent of high school students report having used marijuana before age 13. Discuss short-term and long-term effects of marijuana.

Listen as Dr. Margaret Stager joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss marijuana in this encore episode from February 2020.
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