What does legalizing cannabis mean for children?

A Los Angeles doctor’s license is reportedly at risk after he told a father give his four-year-old a cannabis-infused cookie to control his temper tantrums. The incident, which emerged last month, captures the concerns of legalization opponents who fear easier access will lead to increased use among children, in this case facilitated by what the California medical board called “grossly negligent” doctoring.

Just about everyone agrees minors shouldn’t use cannabis. But what does changing policy mean for children’s use of the drug?

Legalization opponents don’t want to normalize the drug in children’s eyes, while supporters say the best way to keep weed away from kids is to sell it in stores where only adults can shop. After all, illegal dealers don’t ask for ID.

The argument was central to the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s successful push to

... read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/11/what-does-legalizing-cannabis-mean-for-children

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