Parents should not be complacent about the risks of teenagers using cannabis, experts are warning.
New findings have found that cannabis use in teenagers can lead to worrying behaviours such as mood swings, poor communication skills, lethargy and eating you out of house and home.
In fact, somewhat astonishingly, 100% of the pot-smoking adolescents taking part in the study demonstrated all of these symptoms.
The findings should act as a warning to families who see cannabis use as part of the growing-up process.
Ah yes, the circle of life.
You’re born, you learn to crawl, you learn to walk, you smoke copious amounts of weed, you hit puberty, you accidentally knock-up Sarah from next door, you flee your responsibilities and live on the streets hungry and alone, you commit suicide.
With no suitable male role models your bastard son grows up and does the same.
It’s really rather beautiful when you think about it.
Evidence has suggested that cannabis affects the parts of brain that govern rational thinking.
Which means that of the UK’s adult population approximately 52% of people must be regular users.
Around one in nine young adults and teenagers use cannabis each year in England and Wales.
This proportion was originally thought to be much higher in Wales simply because of the incredibly high level of crisp sales. However, it turns out that Welsh people just really love crisps, eating an average of seven packets a day per person.
In fact, what is assumed to be the harsh, guttural tone of the Welsh language is often just people speaking English through a mouthful of crisps.