- Marijuana use among eighth- and tenth-graders recently hit its lowest level in more than two decades.
- Among both eighth- and tenth-graders, daily marijuana use decreased over the past five years from 1.3 to 0.7 percent and from 3.6 to 2.5 percent, respectively.
- Among all grades, the perception of risk associated with smoking marijuana regularly continues to decline, with only 31.1 percent of 12th graders reporting that regular marijuana use is harmful compared to 58.3 percent in 2000.
- Some research finds that marijuana users who started heavily in their teens and had ongoing cannabis use lost an average of eight IQ points between ages 13 and 38.
- Seattle Children’s Hospital offers a for parents, including methods for starting a conversation and tips for handling difficult questions on subjects like legalization.
- Drugfree.org is a resource for parents providing support and information.