Top Ten Teen Toking Tip-Offs Part 7

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.


7.  If my teen’s grades have started to plunge, marijuana could be the cause.

TRUE –  Teen marijuana users often lose interest in school[9] and may start to skip classes or whole days. It can take a lot of time to be involved in marijuana. They may also stop studying which is reflected in poor grades. Long term, it can lead to a permanent drop in IQ. Like my son Johnny, some users can still function well enough to get by. There are other factors that can cause a drop in academic performance, from emotional distress to physical and psychological problems, but definitely question marijuana use as well.

[9] Bob. “How to Tell Your Child Is Smoking Weed: Sober College.” Become a Drug & Alcohol Certified Addictions Counselor | Sober College, 16 Dec. 2019,

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