Adults who smoke pot tend to cut back once they become parents, but they don’t stop completely.
Not only does any kind of smoking contribute to Sudden Infant Death, but when parents smoke pot, their kids, too.
This is a problem because teenage use of marijuana can be harmful to their cognitive development, memory skills, attention span and coordination.
All of these skills are important for academics and work life.
People who started using marijuana at a young age were much more likely to continue using into their mid-to-late 30's even if they became parents, especially if their partner also smokes pot.
Treatment and intervention need to be a family effort.
At the very least, parents should avoid marijuana when their children are around in order to keep the kids from modeling those choices.
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