Learn about the risks when youth use marijuana
Retail sale of marijuana has been legal in Michigan since late 2018--but legal for adults does not mean safe for teens.
Marijuana has changed over time. The marijuana available today is much stronger than previous versions. The THC concentration in marijuana plants has increased three-fold between 1995 and 2014 (4% and 12% respectively). Marijuana available in dispensaries in some states has average concentrations of THC between 17.7% and 23.2%. Concentrated products, commonly known as dabs or waxes, are far more widely available today and may contain between 23.7% and 75.9% THC.
Why it's important that young people avoid using marijuana:
Studies have found that the earlier a young person begins using marijuana, alcohol, or other drugs, the more likely they will experience addiction as adults.