Russian Roulette

yoboyA dangerous game of Russian roulette. For our children, smoking marijuana is not a harmless rite of passage but rather a dangerous game of Russian roulette.


The number of children and teenagers in treatment for marijuana dependence and abuse has jumped 142 percent since 1992, and the number of teen emergency room admissions in which marijuana is implicated is up almost 50 percent since 1999.


Though alcohol remains by far the teen substance of choice, teens are three times likelier to be in treatment for marijuana than for alcohol and six times likelier to be in treatment for marijuana than for all other illegal drugs combined).

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