Maternal use of marijuana leads to children starting smoking themselves at a younger age
Children more likely to try marijuana younger if their mothers smoke it - science news

A new study showed a correlation between mothers using marijuana during the first 12 years of their child's life and the age at which the children start using cannabis themselves. Maternal marihuana use was associated with children trying it at an earlier age. "Early initiation is one of the strongest predictors of the likelihood of experiencing health consequences from marijuana use”, said lead author Natasha A. Sokol. Although marijuana is generally considered less dangerous than other drugs, the risk of getting health problems is linked to the age of initiation. Earlier initiation is associated with increased risk of anxiety and depressive disorders.

Read the full story: Brown School of Public Health
Scientific publication: American Journal of Preventive Medicine