How do you know if your child is acting like a normal teenager or if you’re seeing cannabis use? Here are ten true-or-false statements covering the most likely tip-offs that your teen is using marijuana.
TRUE or FALSE?
10. I’m not worried about my daughter because teen girls rarely use marijuana.
FALSE – Although it’s true that fewer females use marijuana than males, marijuana does not respect gender. Some argue females aren’t as comfortable with marijuana use as males or males are just more adventurous or more likely to do dangerous things. The truth is that according to the 2014 and 2018 National Surveys of Drug Use, those who had used in the last month and last year were, on average, 39-43% female. That’s not much of a minority; girls use marijuana almost as often as boys.
 Tice, Peter. “RESULTS FROM THE 2014 NATIONAL SURVEY ON DRUG USE AND HEALTH: DETAILED TABLES.” www.samhsa.gov, 10 Sept. 2015, pp. 1-2404.
 “Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables.” www.samhsa.gov, 2019, www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/cbhsq-reports/NSDUHDetailedTabs2018R2/NSDUHDetTabsSect1pe2018.htm.