Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Impact of Marijuana Policies on Youth: Clinical, Research, and Legal Update.

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their policy on marijuana in children and recommend that: a) marijuana not be used in people < 21y old; b) there are potential medical marijuana indications, but these should be regulated by the FDA; c) marijuana for recreational use not be legalized; d) changing marijuana from a DEA Schedule I to Schedule II to help enable more medical research on cannabinoids; e) in states where marijuana has been legalized, to regulate it similar to tobacco and alcohol to help prevent use by minors, and to research the impact of legalization on minors; f) they strongly support decriminalization of marijuana.  (Pediatrics. 2015 Jan 26. pii: peds.2014-4147.)
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