Health

Teenage Marijuana Use

This is why marijuana is called "the gateway drug". Accessible and relatively harmless to many adults, marijuana is easily accessible by teens who like its high. Many teenagers will then move on to more serious drugs. Many people think marijuana is a "harmless" drug. This is because they think back to the marijuana they smoked in the 60's and 70's. Today's marijuana has evolved through selective breeding and advanced growing techniques, such as hydroponics or special lighting. The active ingredient in marijuana is Delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.This is the chemical that gives marijuana users their high. In 1960, marijuana had 1% THC. It...