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The Kids Are All Right, Even if Their Parents Grow Pot

Credit: AP
Just because the folks next door are drug dealers doesn't mean they're bad parents.
In fact, researchers at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children say the children of couples who operate marijuana grow rooms are often...
Researchers say children of pot growers remarkably well-adjusted and drug-free.

My Son Confessed That He's Tried Pot! Should I Punish Him?

Dear AdviceMama, My 15-year old son just admitted to me he tried marijuana over the summer. I have no idea how to handle this. I talked to him about drug use, making good choices, my disappointment in him, etc., but do I punish him? How...
My 15-year old son just admitted to me he tried marijuana over the summer.

Marijuana Use at Young Age Linked to Psychotic Disorders

Study finds that marijuana use will dramatically increase the chance of psychotic disorders later in life. Credit: Jeff Chiu, AP A new study has found that the use of marijuana at a young age will dramatically increase the chance of...A new study has found that the use of marijuana at a young age will dramatically increase the chance of psychotic disorders later in life.

More Teens Smoking Pot Than Cigarettes

Cigarette smoking is down among teens, but pot use is up. Credit: Chris Jackson, Getty Images There's good news and bad news for parents of teens: Your kids are just saying no to cigarettes and binge drinking, but they're saying yes to...Tobacco use and binge drinking is down among teens, but more are saying yes to pot.

It's a Joint! Pennsylvania Man Lights Joint to Celebrate Child's Birth

"I'm having a baby and wanted to get a buzz." Credit: AP
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Police said a new father faces drug charges because he lit up a marijuana joint, instead of a cigar, to celebrate his child's birth at a western Pennsylvania hospital....
The proud papa was high on life ... and pot.

News Flash: Binge Drinking and Pot Screw Up Teens' Minds

Binge drinking is bad for your brain. Credit: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images
You've warned your kids repeatedly of the dangers of teens drinking and smoking pot, not to mention that pesky little fact that both are illegal. Well, here's one more...
We know teens drink, but a new study says chugging beers or smoking pot can cause mental problems.

Pot for Grandma? Middle-Aged Adults Buying Weed for Ailing Parents

Don't forget the casserole for Sunday dinner. Or the weed. Credit: Eric Risberg/AP
Ever think the day would come when you'd be on the way to Grandma's house with a goodie bag of marijuana? According to a report in The New York Times,...
Age and the growing acceptance of medical marijuana are propelling adult children, who in many cases once smoked pot themselves, to supply it for their parents.

Tot With Pot? Child, 3, Caught With Bags of Marijuana at School

A toddler showed up to school with an unwelcome guest named Mary Jane. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Educators, law enforcement officials and a 3-year-old's mom continue to be stumped over who put pot in a Florida preschooler's backpack....
Talk about your show an tell. A 3-year-old brought pot to school.

Sorry, Sgt. Friday, Pot Smoking Might Not Lead to Hard Drugs

Credit: Eric Risberg, AP
Sgt. Joe Friday was ... was ... wrong? Marijuana is not a gateway to other drugs, according to a study to be published in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. But who can forget Sgt....

Celebrating Mother's Day ... With Marijuana

On "Weeds," Mary-Louise Parker plays a pot-dealing mama. Credit: Showtime
Mother's Day is Sunday, so you might want to take Mom out for brunch and maybe buy her candy or some flowers or a brand new hat. Or you could just get her a nice bag of...

Teens Who Smoke Pot at Greater Risk For Schizophrenia

Marijuana is the most-used recreational drug in the world, a substance generally viewed as much less harmful than drugs like cocaine or heroin. But a new documentary reveals that heavy marijuana use at an early age could be damaging to young minds...

Medical Marijuana is Entering the Classroom

Medical marijuana is being used to treat some cases of ADHD. Credit: Neeta Lind, Flickr
Move over, Ritalin. Reefer is becoming the popular drug when it comes to treating ADHD in kids. The Christian Science Monitor reports that marijuana is...

Marijuana Mamas, Apology Cards, and Lisa Kudrow - Links We Love

Kid behaved badly on a playdate? Send an apology card. Photo: sxc.hu
Kate Gosselin admits it: Jon's been asking for a divorce for "a long time." She says that on a good day, she feels relief. On a bad, she feels failure. -- Whoa, Momma! One...

Toddler's Accidental 911 Call Leads to Dad's Arrest

You probably know at least one parent who has a funny story to tell about their child playing with the telephone. Usually the story involves a little one practicing their budding telephone skills by pushing some random numbers and dialing a complete...

Smokin' in the Boys Room -- What Kids Are Smoking

Did you know that every year, the federal government funds a study to keep on top of teenage drug use? I didn't. Not that it surprises me, but, no, I didn't know that. Well, it turns out that this year's edition has some surprising numbers in it....

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