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Dr. Leslie Walker with Seattle Children's hospital recently recorded a video message for parents about marijuana, teens and addiction. Hear what she has to say about the real impacts of marijuana on teens, and what parents can do.
34 community groups implemented a variety of Let's Draw the Line Between Youth and Alcohol activities, including community rallies and media campaigns. More than 260 Community Assessment of Neighborhood Stores (CANS) surveys were completed.
8 Law Enforcement Partnerships communities conducted 161 alcohol compliance checks where underage individuals attempt to purchase alcohol and 79 alcohol purchase surveys where young looking adults test whether they are asked for their identification when purchasing alcohol. Retailers improved their compliance check performance from 83.6% in the first round of checks to 88.6% in the second round.
The Washington Poison Center is warning parents about an increase in calls about kids accidentally eating marijuana-edibles.
A variety of candy-style products exist in the medical marijuana market. Marijuana-edibles can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes, and types that often resemble traditional candies and sweets in their product name and/or appearance, such as brownies, candy bars, cookies, and gummy bears. Both medical and recreational marijuana contain enough THC, the active chemical in marijuana, to cause symptoms in both kids and adults
"The percentage of marijuana exposures among kids ages 1-12 has increased since 2013 from 39% to 47% and represents an alarming trend,” said Dr. Alex Garrard, Clinical...