Pediatric Pearls: Cannabis and Depression in Adolescents
After a routine check-up, the mother of a 16-year-old boy asks about the risks associated with cannabis use in adolescents. The mother commonly uses cannabis, which can be legally obtained in her state, and is curious about what effects it could have on her son if he were to begin using it as well.
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Jessica L. Tomaszewski, MD, is a pediatrician in the Division of General Pediatrics/Primary Care in the Department of Pediatrics at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Jessup Street, in Wilmington, DE.