Correlation does not equal causation.Depression, teens and marijuana are a dangerous mix that can lead to dependency, mental illness or suicidal thoughts, according to a White House report being released Friday.
A teen who has been depressed at some point in the past year is more than twice as likely to have used marijuana as teens who have not reported being depressed — 25% compared with 12%, said the report by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Drug (and/or alcohol) abuse isn't the root of the problem, but rather a symptom. Attempting to control the symptom will not cure the problem. Just like drinking cough syrup will not cure a cold.[/QUOTE
Absolutely, blaming the drug for the behavoir of people is like blaming weapons for violent crime.
I did plenty of drinking as a teenager but no pot smoking, and I seem to have to survived OK. I wonder if the increased strength of the pot today as opposed to 30 years ago has something to do with this.Hell I smoked pot as a teenager and drank. And I had a grand ole time the whole way through. Depression is a state of mind that I'm not interested in.