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How do you do that? The best advice available is the simplest—ask your child.
Even if you live in a jurisdiction where marijuana is legal, there are age restrictions and your child can end up on the wrong side of the law. You should prepare to have a conversation with your child about the risks involved in using or selling marijuana when underage.
It may be that your child has experimented with marijuana use or tried it a couple of times with their friends. That happens a lot more these days than it may have happened when you were in school.
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If you look closely at a marijuana bud, you will see the fine “hairs” and leaves that make up the bud after it is dried.
Whether or not adolescents become involved in drugs—or stay involved—may be related to their parents’ attitudes about drug use. Having a matter-of-fact, rational discussion with your child about marijuana may be the best way to approach the situation.
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Parents may want to know what marijuana looks like in all stages of development and use. See photos that can help you check what you find at home.