It turns out that you shouldn’t smoke weed everyday, in spite of what Nate Dogg raps about. And you especially shouldn’t smoke it if you’re a teenager.
JAMA Pediatrics is operated by the American Medical Association.
The study detailed how 10.7% of children and young teens ages 12-17 had become addicted to marijuana within only a year after they had first smoked it. The age group’s prescription opioid addiction was only slightly higher, at 11.2%.
National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, one of the authors of the study, noted the enormity of the numbers involved.
"One in 10 teens having a marijuana addiction — that's huge," she said.
She also stated that smoking weed makes teenagers more susceptible to other drug addictions.