Pediatric Pearls: Cannabis and Depression in Adolescents

  • AUTHOR: 

    Jessica L. Tomaszewski, MD 


    After a routine check-up, the mother of a 16-year-old boy asks about the risks associated with cannabis use in adolescents. The mother commonly uses cannabis, which can be legally obtained in her state, and is curious about what effects it could have on her son if he were to begin using it as well.

    How would you advise your patient?

    (Answer and discussion on next page)