FLORIDA: As the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida heats up, so too does an enduring worry about whether an herb intended for sick adults will end up harming teens.
Evidence is mounting that heavy pot use among young teens can cause serious emotional and physical damage. The fear is that medical marijuana will boost pot consumption by making it more abundant and socially acceptable.
This is one of medical marijuana’s hidden dangers, opponents often say.
Surveys of teen pot use, however, tend to dispel the theory. The research is complicated, but so far, the numbers are reassuring.