WHAT I WOULD SAY...

With the number of teenagers using marijuana on the rise, we asked some well-known experts and parents to answer the question, "What do you tell children about smoking marijuana?"

DR. JOYCELYN ELDERS FORMER U.S. SURGEON GENERAL

Trust me, nothing jolts a parent's nervous system more than the thought that his or her child may be using illicit drugs. Even when suspicious, parents are often afraid to ask. Will we alienate our children by accusing them falsely? Yet if we don't speak to them, how will they know that we are beside them if they need our help?

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