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Marijuana and Youth
Ingesting or smoking marijuana results in long-term damage to a child’s health. Some areas of specific concern include brain activity and memory, physical coordination, lung damage and mental health issues. 
Parents and caregivers who use marijuana should treat this like any other drug and store it safely and out of a child’s reach. Those with older children should discuss the dangers of marijuana and potential health risks with their children.
Tips for Adults Talking with Youth About Marijuana
Oklahoma Department of Health, Marijuana Injury Prevention Fact Sheet for Teens
Washington State Department of Health - Marijuana Can’t. You Can (Teen Resources)
FDA Warns of Accidental THC Product Ingestion by Children

The use of marijuana during pregnancy or while breastfeeding can be harmful to the child’s health. There is no known safe amount of marijuana use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
ACOG Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Lactation
ACOG Women’s Health FAQs Marijuana and Pregnancy
CDC Marijuana Health Effects
CDC Marijuana Fact Sheets
Oklahoma Department of Health, Marijuana Injury Prevention Pregnancy
California Department of Health Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women and Cannabis

Responsible Use/Safety
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Retail Marijuana: Tips For Parents
California Department of Health Safe and Responsible Cannabis Use
Oklahoma Poison Control - Marijuana Edibles