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You may find a small amount of marijuana your child has acquired for personal use to smoke. It is probably readily available in your community.
Marijuana buds are higher in THC than other parts of the plant and are sold at a premium. As marijuana has been increasingly bred to produce more buds, you may find this type of marijuana in your home. It is probably much more potent than the average street-grade weed.
Forty-four percent of all students have tried weed by 12th grade according to the National Institutes of Health. That means that your child probably has friends who are smoking marijuana or at least know someone who is.
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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.
If you find a larger quantity of processed marijuana buds in your home, someone either has an expensive habit or they are selling weed to their friends.
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.
If your child is using marijuana, you may be likely to find rolled joints of marijuana cigarettes. You may also find rolling papers. Your child may claim that these are hand-rolled tobacco cigarettes, which would also be a concern.
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.