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?
6. I found hollowed-out cigars and burned nails in my son’s backpack, which seems odd, but they can’t be related to marijuana use.
FALSE – Having paraphernalia around the house (and possibly blaming a friend) is a sign of marijuana use. Those hollowed-out cigars you found in your kid’s backpacks are used for smoking pot. Users call them blunts. They pack them with herb marijuana and smoke them like regular cigars. They contain a lot more marijuana than a joint and can be very potent. If your child has been hiding burned nails, they’re probably dabbing. This highly dangerous form of marijuana use involves inhaling the smoke from burned high-THC concentrates like shatter, budder, and wax. Using nails to hold the marijuana and a lighter to burn it is a simple form of dabbing, though there are “rigs” and pens made specifically for dabbing.
 Sison, Gerardo. “3 Signs Your Teen May Be Using Marijuana: Weed Addiction & Treatment.” American Addiction Centers, 14 Oct. 2019, americanaddictioncenters.org/marijuana-rehab/signs-of-marijuana-use-in-teens.
 Santos-Longhurst, Adrienne. “Blunts, Spliffs, and Joints: What to Know Before You Roll Up.” Healthline.com, 21 Oct. 2019, www.healthline.com/health/what-is-a-blunt.
 Driscoll Jorgensen, Elizabeth. “Dabs, Wax, Vaping Weed, Edibles and the Real Impact of High Potency THC Products: What Parents Need to Know.” Resources To Recover, 15 Oct. 2019, www.rtor.org/2019/09/16/dabs-wax-vaping-weed-edibles-what-parents-need-to-know/?fbclid=IwAR1FfZqV2R6dFLEvlFfAJGvdGtuaBwrYJQpB1D3Whtc4BkobMSWWnZ3EnTI.