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Why is marijuana dangerous for teens?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal drug by teens. Do note the word "illegal" -- a record could seriously jeopardize your child's job prospects or future. The new marijuana is also stronger. There are more than 400 chemicals in marijuana, which stay in the body for a few weeks and the impact of those chemicals on a teen's body and brain is a big unknown. There are also many synthetic varieties available.
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