Marijuana use among teens and adolescents - Running head MARIJUANA HEALTH RISK FACTORS Marijuana Health Risk Factors Name Professor Course Date

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Running head: MARIJUANA HEALTH RISK FACTORS Marijuana Health Risk Factors Name Professor Course Date
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MARIJUANA HEALTH RISK FACTORS 2 Marijuana Health Risk Factors Regardless of significant expenditure on drug prevention programs, challenging drug consumption has increased and new drug-related-problems haves surfaced. The high prevalence of substance abuse by adolescents and adults poses a substantial threat to the wellness of the citizens of USA. Evidently, drug-related tragedies such as gang warfare and drug- related deaths are on rising. Adolescents are among those at extreme risk for the use of illegal drugs and its associated adverse sequelae. Drugs addicts are usually implicated in the causes of homicides and accidents and remain the source of significant medical, psychological and social morbidity. In the United States, Marijuana is the most frequently used illicit drug for the overall population and youths in precise. The high rates of marijuana use among youth are discouraging development. Significant factors contribute to marijuana and other drugs which yield to individual and environmental problems. Drugs addicts are usually implicated in the causes of homicides and accidents and remain the source of significant medical, psychological and social morbidity (Friese, Slater, Annechino & Battle, 2016). There has been an ongoing political debate about
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