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Talking to Young Adults About Marijuana

Tips for talking to young adults (ages 20-24)

Parents should have conversations with young adults about marijuana use. “It’s one of those things that at that point, you hope you’ve given them the information and the tools they need to make wise decisions,” Dr. Caywood said.  

Parents should be concerned about their young adult if they notice that they are using marijuana frequently and it is affecting their relationships and/or interfering with their normal activities.

Other conversation topics with young adults related to marijuana could include:

  • Safety with regard to marijuana use, including driving
  • What to do if they think marijuana use becomes a problem for them or their friends
  • How to minimize the risks of using marijuana

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