Top Ten Teen Toking Tip-Offs Part 9

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.


9.  My teen is saying some strange things about his phone being bugged; this sudden paranoia can indicate marijuana use.

TRUE – Among other things, marijuana can cause psychosis,[15] paranoia,[16] schizophrenia,[17] and suicidal tendencies and thoughts.[18] If you notice any such behavior, investigate it further (or get immediate medical attention if suicidal intent is expressed) because it may be caused by marijuana use.

[15] Thomas, Huw. “A Community Survey of Adverse Effects of Cannabis Use.” Science Direct, vol. 42, no. 3, Nov. 1996, pp. 201-207., DOI:
[16] Andreasson, Sven, et al. “CANNABIS AND SCHIZOPHRENIA A Longitudinal Study of Swedish Conscripts,” vol. 330, no. 8574, 26 Dec. 1987, pp. 1483-1486.,DOI:
[17] Price, Ceri, et al. “Cannabis and suicide: longitudinal study.” The British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science, vol. 195,6 (2009): 492-7. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.109.065227.

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